Pesto Cheese Ball
This recipe puts a new spin on a classic party snack.
Why This Recipe Works
This homemade version of the supermarket holiday hors d’oeuvre specialty incorporates the strong, tangy flavor of Pecorino Romano cheese. If you can’t find Pecorino Romano, Parmesan is an acceptable substitute in this cheese ball recipe. Toasting the walnuts in a dry skillet over medium heat until golden and fragrant really highlights their nutty, earthy flavor. We made sure to use oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, not the ones sold in cellophane, which tasted bland and lent our Pesto Cheese Ball a leathery texture.