Cheddar Cheese Ball
12 oz. sharp Cheddar cheese, cubed
6 TB unsalted butter, softened
1 can (4 oz.) canned chopped green chilies
2 tsp. bourbon, optional
1/2 tsp. Tabasco hot pepper sauce
1/4 tsp. salt
6 TB chopped walnuts or pecans
1 TB fresh parsley, finely chopped
1. In a food processor, mix the cheese, butter, chilies, bourbon, pepper sauce and salt until
as smooth as possible. Place in a bowl, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes, or until firm.
Shape into a ball.
2. On a plate, toss together the nuts and parsley. Roll the cheese ball in the nut mixture until
completely coated. Serve with assorted crackers.
at 9:06 AM on Nov. 13, 2009