Friday, January 1, 2010

Sister Povey's Cheese Ball

Happy New Year, everyone!!! I thought I'd try to be the first post of the new year. We had a finger food, appetizer meal last night. Paige requested this cheese ball recipe because I usually serve it as more of a cheese spread without the nuts. This year I couldn't find the Roka Bleu Cheese, so I had to do a substitution. I also realized in the middle of the night that I had forgotten the Worcestershire Sauce. The cheese ball still tasted yummy.

12 oz. cream cheese
1 5-oz. jar Kraft Roka Bleu Cheese (I used a scant 1/2 cup bleu cheese crumbled and smashed with fork to make it as fine as possible)
2 5-oz. jars Kraft Old English Cheese
2 Tbsp. dry minced onion
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp. dry parsley
chopped walnuts (optional)

Mix together the first three ingredients with beaters until they are well blended. Add the next three ingredients. Cover and chill overnight. Shape into balls and roll into chopped nuts. (This isn't always the easiest thing to do, so one possibility, if you are giving this as a gift for the holiday season, is to spoon it into a cute little bowl and sprinkle nuts on top and place it on a plate with crackers surrounding the bowl. We did this a few years ago and everyone was so happy to get something that wasn't sweet.)

1 comment:

  1. Yeah for being first! I love this recipe and I've also had a hard time finding ingredients. I never thought of the substitution, so thanks for the idea. Also, I like the idea of serving it as a spread rather than a ball with the nuts! Great ideas, Janeil! You're amazing.