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Author Notes: I needed to take an appetizer to a friend's housewarming party, and I came up with this cheese ball recipe using things I already had in the kitchen. Sweet pears and honey mix perfectly with three cheeses, almonds, rosemary, and fresh ground pepper. —Loves Food Loves to Eat
Makes 1 cheeseball
- 10 ounces goat cheese (chevre)- room temperature
- 6 ounces cream cheese- room temperature
- 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons coarsly ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
- 1/2 ripe pear- diced
- 3/4 cup thin sliced almonds
- Mix cheeses, honey, pepper, rosemary, pear, and about 1 tablespoon almonds together with electric hand or stand mixer.
- Scrape mixture off sides and bottom of bowl and shape into a ball. Will be soft.
- Roll cheeseball in remaining almonds.
- Chill for up to two hours in the fridge before serving (or about 1/2 hour in the freezer).
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Open House Dish
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