Cheddar Cheese Ball with Chutney
This curried cheese ball is sure to be a hit at your next gathering.
6-ounces (3/4 cup) cream cheese, softened
4-ounces sharp cheddar, shredded (1 cup)
3 tablespoons dry sherry
3/4 teaspoon teaspoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 green onions, finely chopped
10 fresh chives, minced
1/2 cup mango chutney
Green onion curls for garnish
- Place the cream cheese, cheddar, sherry, curry, mustard and salt in the work bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Blend until well combined and smooth. Remove the cheese mixture from the bowl and wrap it in waxed paper or plastic wrap, shaping into a ball or another desired shape. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Mix the green onions and chives on a sheet of waxed paper or plastic wrap.
- Roll the chilled cheese in the green onions and chives, gently pressing them into the surface. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.
- At serving time, spread the chutney on a serving platter. Place the cheese ball on top of the chutney. Garnish with green onion curls. Serve with crackers.
Makes 1 cheese ball, or about 8 to 10 servings.