Festive Cheese Trio

Present goat cheese spread in three different ways for a wonderful appetizer with mass appeal.

  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 24 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 16

Ingredients

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1
package (6 oz) chèvre (goat) cheese
1 1/2
tablespoons chopped fresh chives
2
tablespoons finely chopped yellow bell pepper
2
tablespoons finely chopped walnuts, toasted*
2
tablespoons chopped pitted Kalamata or Spanish olives
2
tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1
jar (2 oz) diced pimientos, drained
Crackers or cocktail breads
  • 1 Line three 6-ounce custard cups or molds with plastic wrap. In medium bowl, beat both packages of cream cheese and chèvre cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. In 3 small bowls, divide mixture into equal portions (about 2/3 cup each).
  • 2 Stir chives into one portion of cheese mixture. Spoon half of mixture evenly into a lined cup. Sprinkle with bell pepper. Top with remaining chives mixture.
  • 3 Stir walnuts into another portion of cheese mixture. Spoon half of mixture evenly into a lined cup. Top with olives. Top with remaining walnut mixture.
  • 4 Stir Parmesan cheese into remaining portion of cheese mixture. Spoon half of mixture evenly into remaining lined cup. Top with pimientos. Top with remaining Parmesan mixture. Cover and refrigerate cheese mixtures in cups at least 24 hours but no longer than 3 days.
  • 5 Turn cups upside down onto serving plate; carefully remove cups and plastic wrap. Serve with crackers.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    110
    (
    Calories from Fat
    90),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    10g
    10%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    30mg
    30%;
    Sodium
    200mg
    200%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    1g
    1%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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