12 November, 2011  |   2 Comments

Cheese Ball Hedgehog Recipe

Cheese Hedgie

Originally, I planned to make a Cheese Ball Turkey.
But the cheese ball looked so cute after shingling it with sliced almonds, I stopped at hedgehog.

Two peppercorns make the eyes.
Lots of crackers make for scooping.

4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese cut into several chunks
3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
8 ounces cream cheese
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
1/2 cup sliced almonds

Mix cheese, Worcestershire sauce, cream cheese, lemon juice, garlic, salt and Cayenne pepper in a food processor until fully blended.

Scoop blended cheese mixture into a bowl. Get hands slightly damp and pat the cheese mixture into the shape of a ball.
Set the ball on a platter or serving plate.

“Shingle” the shaved almonds over each other in rows. I sifted through the bag to find the most even shaped sliced almonds, but all that rustic is rather charming.

Charming like a hedgehog made of cheese.

Set the cheese ball in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours to firm up.
Before serving, press peppercorns in the front for eyes.

And enjoy.

I like to serve it with plain crackers.
Something sturdy.

2 thoughts on “Cheese Ball Hedgehog Recipe

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    Aimee Sands says:

    That’s adorable! Adding this to my list of must-make holiday recipes.

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