Honey Rosemary and Pear Cheese Ball

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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
  1. Mix cheeses, honey, pepper, rosemary, pear, and about 1 tablespoon almonds together with electric hand or stand mixer.
  2. Scrape mixture off sides and bottom of bowl and shape into a ball. Will be soft.
  3. Roll cheeseball in remaining almonds.
  4. Chill for up to two hours in the fridge before serving (or about 1/2 hour in the freezer).

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