Holiday Favorites... Almond Cheese Rolls

 Betty Crocker’s Gifts from the Kitchen has lots of nice treats to use for gifts. 
This recipe for three cheese logs is great for a party or gifts. Keep in mind that making cheese balls or logs are work, but worth it in the long run. I use the processor to chop the nuts, shred the cheese, and then mix everything together. Much, much easier than by hand.
  Keep in mind that the cheese log will only be as good as the cheese you use. I used Kraft Reserve, and an Amish Blue cheese. Of course, Kraft Philadelphia cream cheese is my cream cheese of choice. This is not the recipe for low fat cheese or pre-shredded cheese. Using a food processor makes short work of shredding chunks of cheese.
  Pair the log with a box of good crackers for a great gift. Your kids teacher, the mail man, or maybe your secret pal. Anyone who likes cheese will enjoy this recipe. And as it makes 3 logs you have more than one gift or appetizer. 
Smoked Almond Triple Cheese Log
4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (16 ounces before shredding)
2 packages (3 ounce each) cream cheese
3 ounces of a good brand Blue cheese (¾ cup crumbled)
2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion (I used 1 tablespoon chopped shallot)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (or to taste)
1 teaspoon red pepper sauce 
1/2 to 2/3  cup smoked or roasted almonds finely chopped 
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves (thanks sis)
  In food processor bowl with metal blade place the two shredded cheese and the crumbled blue cheese. Cover and process with quick on and off motions until combined. Add the onion, Worcestershire and red pepper sauce. Cover and process just until combined. At this point, I chilled the cheese mixture before I rolled it. Not too long, about ½ hour or until it handles without being too sticky.
  Divide into three parts. Roll each into 6 inch roll. Place nuts and rosemary in a shallow dish, a pie plate works well, and with your hands roll the cheese log in the nuts patting them firmly into the cheese. 
  Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least two hours.


  1. Looks good. I'd have to leave out the blue cheese. Neither of us eat it.

  2. Them Cheese Rolls looks Divine.
    They would be a great appetizer to have for New Years Eve.
    Thank you

    1. But you would have to not eat them before New Years Eve.


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