I’m going to a Valentine’s Day party on Saturday night; it’s a pitch-in, and I”m bringing Texas Pepper Jelly’s Berry Medley Cheese balls! I’ve made this before to bring to pitch-ins and it’s always really popular.
My husband is, every time, upset that there is never any left over for him to munch on the next day. I don’t anticipate that there will be any this time, either.
Here’s how to make Texas Pepper Jelly’s Berry Medley Cheese Ball.
5 ounces blue cheese, room temperature
2 ounces shredded Gouda cheese
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
10 ounces sharp processed cheese food
1 Tbs. Feta cheese
1 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
One 1.5-ounce jar of Berry Medley Pepper Jelly
1/2 cup chopped pecans
In a large bowl, combine all of the cheeses, the garlic salt, onion, and the Berry Medley Pepper Jelly. Mix well. Cover bowl tightly with Saran Wrap and put it in the refrigerator for a few hours, or overnight.
When mixture is firm, shape it, with your well-washed hands, into a ball. Roll the log in the chopped nuts.
Put the cheese ball on a pretty tray, and surround it with assorted crackers.
Put the tray out for your guests and stand back. You might get trampled in the mad rush that will surely follow!
(Any of the Texas Pepper jelly flavors will work with this recipe; I just like the Berry Medley mixed with the various cheeses, best.)
P.S. I’m going to shape it like a heart for Valentine’s Day.