Italian Ingenue Cheese Ball

Category: 
Appetizers

Courtesy of Lucinda Hutson

Super easy

Italian Ingenue Cheese Ball

Ingredients

For 1 Batch(es)

Cream

  • 16 ounces extra-sharp, yellow cheddar cheese, grated (or 8 oz. yellow cheddar and 8 oz. sharp, raw white cheddar)
  • 8 ounces chèvre
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 large bunch green onions, chopped, with some tops
  • 1 teaspoons crushed, dried cayenne
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried mustard
  • 1 pinches salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Italian parsley, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 Zest of 1 orange
  • 3 tablespoons spiked fig preserves
  • 3 tablespoons brandy (or sherry or port)
  • Garnish options:
  • 1 Freshly grated nutmeg
  • 25 toasted pecan halves
  • 1 Fresh sage sprigs

Italian Ingenue Cheese Ball Directions

  1. Dust cheese ball with fresh nutmeg and decorate with pecan halves. Serve with slices of pears or apples, Jake’s biscotti, Dr. Kracker crackers, Carr’s wheat crackers or ginger wafers and sprigs of fresh sage.

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