Savory Italian-Style Cheese Ball

Savory Italian-Style Cheese Ball

prep time

minutes
cook time

minute
servings
1
cheese ball

Ingredients












Cooking Instructions

1

Heat oven to 375º. Spread pine nuts on baking sheet and toast for about 5 minutes or until golden. (Check after 3 minutes and stir.) Pour onto waxed paper and cool.


2

Place asiago, fontina, parmesan and cream cheese in the bowl of a food processor, and process until well blended. Add pesto (drain first if the pesto is runny). Pulse to incorporate. If mixture is too stiff, add half-and-half to reach desired consistency. Remove mixture to bowl and stir or work in tomatoes with your hands.


3

When ready to serve, shape cheese mixture into a ball. Roll in toasted pine nuts, pushing nuts into the ball, if necessary.


4

Garnish with fresh basil and slivers of sun-dried tomatoes.


5

Serve with crusty bread, Italian breadsticks or crostini crackers.


*Recipe can be doubled for larger cheese ball.


Ingredients












Cooking Instructions

1

Heat oven to 375º. Spread pine nuts on baking sheet and toast for about 5 minutes or until golden. (Check after 3 minutes and stir.) Pour onto waxed paper and cool.


2

Place asiago, fontina, parmesan and cream cheese in the bowl of a food processor, and process until well blended. Add pesto (drain first if the pesto is runny). Pulse to incorporate. If mixture is too stiff, add half-and-half to reach desired consistency. Remove mixture to bowl and stir or work in tomatoes with your hands.


3

When ready to serve, shape cheese mixture into a ball. Roll in toasted pine nuts, pushing nuts into the ball, if necessary.


4

Garnish with fresh basil and slivers of sun-dried tomatoes.


5

Serve with crusty bread, Italian breadsticks or crostini crackers.


*Recipe can be doubled for larger cheese ball.


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