Holiday Cheese Ball Wreath - 12 Recipes of Christmas

Holiday Cheese Ball Wreath - 12 Recipes of Christmas

Day 9 of our 12 Recipes of Christmas special.


Cooking Time - 52 minutes

Servings 20

Ingredients

    • 2 packages (8 ounces each) Cream Cheese, softened
    • 16 ounces shredded (4 cups) Keystone Farms White Sharp Cheddar cheese 
    • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 bunch fresh dill, snipped
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, minced
  • 1/4 cup dried parsley flakes
  • 2 tablespoons Aleppo chile pepper flakes or paprika
  • Fresh currants, optional
  • Assorted cracker
Instructions
    1. Beat the cream cheese, cheddar and butter in a large bowl until blended. Add apricot jam and Worcestershire sauce; mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
    2. Place 7 teaspoonfuls cheddar mixture onto a waxed paper-lined baking sheet; scoop or spoon the remaining mixture by tablespoonfuls onto prepared pan. Shape cheddar mixture into balls. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
    3. Place the dill, fresh parsley, dried parsley and chile pepper flakes into separate shallow bowls. Divide the larger balls into thirds. Roll a third of the balls into dill; roll a third of the balls into fresh parsley; and roll the remaining balls into dried parsley. Roll the smaller balls into chile pepper flakes.
    4. Arrange the larger balls into a wreath shape on a serving platter. Top with smaller balls and currants if desired. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Serve with crackers.

    Cheesemonger Tip

    Aged cheddar is crumbly and creamy with a rich, nutty flavor that becomes increasingly sharp and complex with age. Keystone Farms Two is a little sharper in flavor than their nine month cheddar.

    Remember to adjust your ingredients according to the number of family or guests, and send us your pictures at @keystonefarmcheese to be featured on our Instagram. We'd really love that!


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