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Festive Cheese Ball

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“Cheese is a wonderful and versatile party food. This cheese ball is loosely based on a recipe my mother always made to take to Christmas parties. It’s quite different from her actual dish, but equally tasty and very easy to bring together. Time includes the first refrigeration.”
2hrs 10mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the three cheeses in a food processor, and buzz until blended.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients -- except for the sunflower seeds and parsley -- and buzz to blend well.
  3. Put the cheese mixture in the fridge for two hours so it firms up.
  4. While cheese mixture chills, toast sunflower seeds until they are golden, then remove from pan and allow them to cool. Then stir together seeds and parsley. Set aside.
  5. Remove cheese mixture from fridge and shape into a ball or log (you may need to wear latex gloves to do this).
  6. Spread sunflower seeds and parsley on a sheet of waxed paper, and roll cheese ball/log in this combination.
  7. Serve with crackers, crudités and or small toasts.

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