Honey Rosemary and Pear CheeseĀ Ball

December  6, 2009
2 Ratings
  • Makes 1 cheeseball
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

What You'll Need
  • 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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6 Reviews

vvvanessa December 9, 2010
that cheeseball has my name written all over it.
Loves F. December 9, 2010
Hope you like it! Cheeseballs generally have my name written all over them as well =)
marytarry November 29, 2010
This sounds so good! Can't wait to make it
Loves F. December 9, 2010
Thanks! Let me know what you think!
Hark April 18, 2010
Soooooo good. I made mine into two smaller balls. Everyone at my last party loved it.
Loves F. December 9, 2010
Thanks! Just saw this... 7 months later =). Great idea making 2 smaller cheese balls--more nutty surface area!