Thursday, January 3, 2013

Red Wine Blue Cheese Ball

Pin It Are you tired?
I'm tired.

It's not that Christmas wasn't lovely. Or that the New Year didn't seem to arrive at just the right moment to leave me feeling that there's an aura of hope in the air.  But, I've been working on all cylinders for the last few weeks. And I'm just pooped.

Of course, life doesn't always slow down to accommodate. The holidays might be over; but, it seems there's always an occasion for entertaining waiting right around the corner. Maybe it's a birthday, a football party, or even just game night with friends.

Regardless of the event, it always pays to have a recipe or two for a quick appetizer in your back pocket.

That’s why it pays to keep a block of cream cheese, a bit of blue cheese, and a stick of real butter on hand at all times so that you can whip up this ultra-creamy red-wine-infused cheese ball.

The delicious spread gets a ton of flavor from a compound butter made with reduced red wine and shallots which infuses the cheese ball.  Pair that with the tang of blue cheese and the silky texture of cream cheese, and roll it up in minced green parsley (or even chopped nuts) and you've got something pretty awesome going.  We like to use a Wisconsin buttermilk blue, but feel free to experiment with different cheeses to find your favorite.

Perfect on crackers or served alongside a sliced baguette.

Red Wine Blue Cheese Ball



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    I'm not a fan of blue cheese, but I'm loving the way this is put together with the red wine butter. Very nice choice of ingredients.

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