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Three-Cheese Party Wheel

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  3 reviews
  • 15 min prep time
  • 15 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 20 servings
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Instead of serving cheese spreads separately, layer them for an attractive appetizer. Sliced almonds and chopped parsley add crunch and color.

Ingredients

1
container (8 oz) Swiss almond cold-pack cheese food
1
container (8 oz) sharp Cheddar cold-pack cheese food
1
container (8 oz) chives-and-onion cream cheese spread
1/4
cup sliced almonds, toasted if desired
1/4
cup finely chopped fresh parsley
80
assorted crackers
Fresh currants, if desired

Steps

  • 1 On sheet of waxed paper, spread Swiss almond cheese into 5-inch round, about 1/2 inch thick. With small metal spatula, smooth side and top.
  • 2 Evenly spread Cheddar cheese over Swiss cheese; smooth side and top.
  • 3 Evenly spread cream cheese spread over top; smooth side and top to even layers. Sprinkle almonds over top; press in lightly. Press parsley into side of cheese wheel. Serve immediately, or wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate until serving time.
  • 4 To serve, place cheese wheel on serving plate; arrange crackers around cheese. Garnish with currants.
  • 1 On sheet of waxed paper, spread Swiss almond cheese into 5-inch round, about 1/2 inch thick. With small metal spatula, smooth side and top.
  • 2 Evenly spread Cheddar cheese over Swiss cheese; smooth side and top.
  • 3 Evenly spread cream cheese spread over top; smooth side and top to even layers. Sprinkle almonds over top; press in lightly. Press parsley into side of cheese wheel. Serve immediately, or wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate until serving time.
  • 4 To serve, place cheese wheel on serving plate; arrange crackers around cheese. Garnish with currants.

Expert Tips

Cold-pack cheese food comes in a small plastic container. Look for it in the dairy case near the other cheese products.

This easy yet impressive, do-ahead appetizer is perfect to take with you when you're supposed to bring something for nibbling. When you reach your destination, arrange the chilled cheese wheel on a platter with crackers surrounding it.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
21%
Saturated Fat
7g
35%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
30mg
11%
Sodium
440mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
8g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
0%
Protein
7g
7%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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