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Holiday Cheeseball Wreath

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Holiday Cheeseball Wreath

Ingredients
  • Cream Cheese Base
  • 4 (8 oz) packages cream cheese
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • Naked Bacon Cheddar Balls
  • 1/3 cream cheese base
  • 1/2 cup cooked bacon, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup Sargento Sharp Cheddar Cheese – Fine Cut
  • Cranberry, Goat Cheese and Mozzarella Balls
  • 1/3 cream cheese base
  • 4 oz. goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tbs. fresh rosemary, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp. fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Sargento Mozzarella Cheese – Fine Cut
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped roasted pepitas
  • Avocado, Walnut & Colby Jack Balls
  • 1/3 cream cheese base
  • 1/2 small avocado, mashed
  • 1 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. chives, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Sargento Colby-Jack Cheese - Fine Cut
Directions
  1. Cream Cheese Base
  2. Combine cream cheese and lemon juice in the bowl of a food processor and mix until smooth
  3. Divide into three bowls
  4. Naked Bacon Cheddar Balls
  5. In a medium size bowl combine 1/3 of the cream cheese base, bacon, flat leaf parsley, Worchestershire, cayenne and sharp cheddar cheese until well incorporated.
  6. Place in freezer for 10-20 minutes, or until mixture is firm enough to roll into balls.
  7. Roll chilled cheese mixture into balls and place on a parchment lined sheet tray. Chill in freezer for 10-15 minutes, or until firm.
  8. Goat Cheese & Mozzarella Balls
  9. Combine 1/3 of the cream cheese base and goat cheese in the bowl of a food processor. Mix until smooth.
  10. Fold in cranberries, rosemary, kosher salt, pepper and mozzarella cheese.
  11. Place cheese mixture in freezer for 10 minutes, or until firm enough to roll into balls.
  12. Roll chilled cheese mixture into balls and place on a parchment lined sheet tray.
  13. Roll in finely chopped pepitas and place on a parchment lined sheet tray.
  14. Chill in freezer for 5-10 minutes
  15. Avocado Walnut & Colby-Jack Balls
  16. Combine 1/3 of the cream cheese base, mashed avocado, lime juice, walnuts, chives and Colby-Jack cheese in a medium sized bowl.
  17. Place cheese mixture in freezer for 10-20 minutes, or until mixture is firm enough to roll into balls.
  18. Place remaining cheese in a small bowl. Shape the cheese balls and roll in Colby-jack, coating lightly all around. Place on parchment lined sheet tray and freeze 10-15 minutes, or until firm.
  19. Assemble
  20. Arrange cheese balls in a circle around a large round platter, making sure to leave an opening in the center. Garnish as desired with dried or fresh fruit, cinnamon sticks and fresh herbs.