Anyone else remember that commercial? At least I think it's from a commercial, unless all these cheese has just gone to my head. On Saturday Joe's aunt invited the family over for dinner and I was asked to bring an appetizer. Joe's mom was making spinach dip, so I didn't want to do anything similar, but I also didn't want anything too time consuming. So I was thrilled when I remembered this cheese ball that I saw on Carrie's blog. I mean, who doesn't like cheese? This sucker was devoured at our get together and everyone raved about it. Which was kind of amazing considering that I got all distracted with my food processor and totally forgot to add any seasoning. Luckily, I had chosen to use regular sharp cheddar and a tomato basil cheddar, which added some kick. But next time I'll remember the seasoning, although there were certainly no complaints as is!
8 oz. block sharp cheddar cheese
4 oz. block white cheddar (I used tomato basil cheddar)
8 oz. cream cheese
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon parsley
1 teaspoon onion powder
Salt and pepper to taste
In a food processor fitted with the shredding disk, shred cheddar and pepper jack cheese. Empty the cheese from the workbowl and place the metal blade into the bottom of the bowl.
Add the cream cheese, garlic and remaining seasonings into the workbowl and process for one minute. Add in the shredded cheese and process for 1-2 minutes or until everything is well mixed and creamy.Roll into a ball, with the bottom flat then roll some shredded cheese around the edges refrigerate until ready to serve, serve with crackers, triscuits, or pretzels.