This Cheese Ball Recipe is great for that upcoming holiday gathering. With cream cheese and goat cheese along with tart cranberries, chives, and roasted blood orange pecans, this cheese ball hits your palette from all angles. It would be especially delish with pretzel crackers for a hit of salt as well. Stop into the Mercantile for the Blood Orange Olive Oil and the Sharp White Cheddar Cheese!
Cranberry Blood Orange Roasted Pecan Goat Cheese Ball
16 oz cream cheese, softened
4 oz goat cheese
8 oz sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded finely
1 tbsp chopped fresh chives
Large Drizzle Blood Orange Olive Oil
½ cup roughly chopped dried cranberries
½ cup chopped raw pecans
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Place pecans on baking sheet and generously drizzle with Blood Orange Olive Oil and toss to combine. Roast for 5 minutes, give the pecans a quick stir, and roast another 5 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely. Combine the cream cheese and goat cheese and mix thoroughly to combine. Add shredded cheese and chives and stir until thoroughly combined. Use a spatula to scrape the mixture into a ball, cover and chill for 15 minutes. Place cranberries and roasted pecans in shallow dish. Roll Cheese ball in cranberries and pecans. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with assorted crackers.
Originally published December 4, 2019