Three-Cheese Party Wheel

Instead of serving cheese spreads separately, layer them for an attractive appetizer. Sliced almonds and chopped parsley add crunch and color.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 15 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 20

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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    180
    (
    Calories from Fat
    120),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    14g
    14%
    (Saturated Fat
    7g,
    7%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    30mg
    30%;
    Sodium
    440mg
    440%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    8g
    8%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    7g
    7%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    8%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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