Port Wine-Blue Cheese Ball

Published December 1, 2006.

Why this recipe works:

Most supermarket cheese balls prove difficult to spread, and their unnatural flavor and orange hue make us wonder whether they contain any real cheese at all. We wanted a simple homemade recipe for cheese balls we’d be happy to serve as a holiday hors d’oeuvre. To achieve this, we used equal… read more

Most supermarket cheese balls prove difficult to spread, and their unnatural flavor and orange hue make us wonder whether they contain any real cheese at all. We wanted a simple homemade recipe for cheese balls we’d be happy to serve as a holiday hors d’oeuvre. To achieve this, we used equal parts semisoft cheese and cream cheese to produce a firm yet spreadable consistency, and added a bit of mayonnaise to give our cheese balls a silky texture. We also used small amounts of assertive ingredients like port wine and garlic to enhance our Port Wine-Blue Cheese Ball recipe’s flavor without compromising the texture.

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Serves 15 to 20

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