California Walnut Cheese Ball

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California Walnut Cheese Ball
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups shredded old white Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Onion powder
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  • 1 tbsp port or sherry, optional
  • 1/2-3/4 cups toasted California Walnut pieces

Preparation

Preparation

1 In food processor, combine all ingredients except walnuts. Pulse until mixture is smooth.

2 Remove to medium bowl; cover and chill until slightly firm. Shape into 5-inch ball or roll into 7 X 2-inch log.

3 Roll in toasted walnuts to coat evenly. Wrap in plastic wrap; chill until firm.

4 Allow to warm at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving. May be kept in refrigerator for up to 5 days.

5 Oven: Spread chopped walnuts evenly onto a baking sheet or in a shallow pan. Bake at 350ºF for 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly browned.

6 Stir several times for even toasting. Be sure to keep an eye on them, they burn easily. Cool before using

7 Stir several times for even toasting. Be sure to keep an eye on them, they burn easily. Cool before using

8 Skillet: In large, dry skillet over medium-high heat, heat walnuts until lightly toasted, about 1 to 2 minutes.

Source: California Walnut Board