Walnut-Dusted Cheese Balls
Published by Robert Rose
The combination of soft, sweet mascarpone, slightly astringent Gorgonzola and bittersweet walnuts is quite glorious. Spread this on a plain cracker and enjoy with a glass of robust red wine.
Total Timeunder 4 hours
Make Ahead RecipeYes
OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Cocktail Party, Family Get-together
Recipe Courseappetizer, hors d'oeuvre
Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, halal, kosher, peanut free, soy free, vegetarian
Taste and Texturecheesy, creamy, nutty, savory
Type of Dishdip/spread
- 4 oz mascarpone cheese 125 g
- 4 oz Gorgonzola cheese 125 g
- 1 tbsp minced red onion 15 mL
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- ½ cup finely chopped walnuts 125 mL
In a food processor fitted with metal blade, process mascarpone, Gorgonzola, red onion and garlic until smoothly blended. Transfer to a cutting board and shape into 4 balls, each about 1½ inches (4 cm) in diameter.
Spread walnuts on a work surface. Roll balls until well covered. Chill for at least 3 hours or up to 2 days, until nicely firm.
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