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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Ro's Havarti Cheese Ball

This creamy, cheesy, yummy cheese ball is not your average cheese ball... it's better! Just don't say I didn't warn you!


    I tend to go a little bit overboard in the food department when hosting a party.  I know this may come as a surprise to some of you (not!) So when I hosted a freezer dinner party last week, I knew I needed to have snacks. A pot of soup, some little caprese salads, some apple salad with honey yogurt dressing and mini bundt cakes just weren't enough. I needed something more. That's when I realized that I hadn't made a havarti cheese ball in a while and they are so good.  This puppy disappeared quickly!


     Now that I think about it, for whatever reason we only seem to make the cheese ball in shapes.  It has been a carrot for Easter, a pumpkin this fall and a heart covered with red peppers for my mother-in-law's wedding.  Ro made it as a ball the first time I had it, but every time we've made it since it has been some shape. They've all been easy, festive and fun but you can certainly make yours however you want!

Now to the original post:

   I am so excited to finally have this recipe!  The first time I tried this cheese ball, our friend Ro had made it for a New Year's Eve party.  It was the year I was pregnant with Little Dude and I could not keep my hands out of it.  I might have eaten half the cheese ball on my own!  I wanted to make it for our Easter party, so I thought it would be really cute in a carrot shape.  You certainly don't have to do that.  Just make it into a ball and you are ready to go!



   This cheese ball has such great flavor!  You will not believe how addictive it is.



Here it is pre-pepper.


And here it is as a pumpkin ready to rock and roll!


Yield: 1 cheese ball

Ro's Havarti Cheese Ball

This creamy, cheesy, yummy cheese ball is not your average cheese ball... it's better! Just don't say I didn't warn you!
prep time: 10 MINScook time: total time: 10 mins

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Havarti cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 T milk
  • 3/4 tsp chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 2 green onion, finely chopped
  • 2 T finely chopped bell pepper

INSTRUCTIONS


  1. Beat cheese, milk, oregano and green onions in bowl with electric mixer on low until blended
  2. Beat on medium speed until fluffy, scraping bowl frequently
  3. Shape cheese mixture into a ball (or carrot!) and roll in bell pepper
  4. Serve with crackers
  5. *Ro says the peppers can get watery, so she normally chops them the night before and lets them drain on a paper towel in the refrigerator. This helps them stick the the cheese ball better.
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26 comments:

  1. That turned out so cute. It's fun that Ro shared her recipe

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    1. I thought it turned out pretty cute too! Ro said she made one to bring to her mom's house too. It is a popular one!

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  2. What a nice presentation, it is adorable and I'm sure everyone loved the cheese a little more when served that way. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Thanks! It was a lot of fun to make. Sometimes these things are cuter in my mind than reality, but I think this one really turned out well!

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  3. Your 'carrot' looks so cute, Carlee, and delicious too!

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    1. Thank you! It was fun to watch people's reaction as they saw it.

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  4. This is so cute! I love cheese balls and I love your idea to make it in the shape of a carrot! Pinning to try. Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

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    1. Thank you! It was really easy to make and tasty too. Thanks for hosting!

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    2. Hi Carlee, I absolutely love your carrot shaped cheese ball, it will be one of my features tomorrow at What'd You Do This Weekend :)

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    3. Thanks so much, Joy! I hope you had a great weekend!

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  5. This looks so good! I’m drooling right now. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you being a part of our party. Please stop by on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Thank you so much! This is a really tasty cheese ball. I hope you are enjoying your weekend, see you Monday!

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  6. I love cheese balls. Thank you for coming to the Inspire Me Monday Linky party on Monday. I'm Janice, one of your hostesses.

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    1. Me too! This is a really good one too. Thanks for hosting!

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  7. Thanks so much for coming by and taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate every one of them!
    I had to come by and to say that your Havarti cheese ball is genius . . . and so festive!
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Have a great week,
    Suzanne

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    1. Thank you! We really enjoyed the cheese ball. It is really flavorful and I have to admit I was pretty tickled with myself over the carrot shape. Have a wonderful week!

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  8. Oh my gosh...LOVE it! That is so adorable for Easter. ;-D

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    1. Thank you! I was pretty pleased with the way it worked out!

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  9. This is perfect for an Easter celebration. It's so cute! Plus, havarti and feta are two of my favorite cheeses.

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    1. I loved this cheese ball at the couple of parties where our friend Ro brought it. I couldn't resist turning it into a carrot for our Easter gathering once I had the recipe! Thank you!

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  10. I'll take a plate of this stat please and thank you! Looks so yummy, totally pinning! Have a great day xo

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  11. This is adorable! I love Easter themed food :). Pinning!

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  12. Carlee this is SO cute for Easter, I would definitely hate to eat this, I'd just want to keep it as a decoration on the table!

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    1. It's too tasty not to eat! You can always make another ;-)

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