There might be nothing I love more in life than cheese…. ok, maybe my Mom and Dad and the movie Elf, but that’s about it. Everything else comes second to my obsessive love of CHEESE!
For my annual Christmas Birthday Cocktail Party I decided to make the Buffalo Cheese Ball from my cookbook “Buffalo Style“. I decided that the savory cheese ball needed a sweeter counterpart, therefore the Cranberry Goat Cheese Ball was born!
It combines the same flavors as my Cranberry Goat Cheese Crostini but in a delicious, almond encrusted ball!
Speaking of cranberries… not only am I delivering this simple and scrumptious new recipe to you today, I also have three amazing cooking videos for you to watch!
The first three videos in “Whitney’s Christmas Cooking Special with Grokker” went live this morning! Oh and what does that have to do with cranberries you ask? I show you how to make my amazingly popular Cranberry Glazed Turkey Breast in one of the videos!
Now back to that cheese ball!
- 8 oz goat cheese
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- 1 tsp fresh rosemary (chopped)
- ¼ cup sliced almonds
Add the cheese, cranberries and rosemary to a small bowl.
Mix together, then form into a ball shape.
Spread a piece of saran wrap on the counter. Sprinkle the almonds in an even layer. Place the cheese ball in the middle of the almonds.
Roll the ball in the almonds, then wrap the saran wrap around the cheese ball.
Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Serve with crackers, fruit or veggies for dipping.
This is one of the most simple recipes to make, yet it’s sure to be a hit with everyone! This cheese ball would be a perfect Christmas appetizer for family to snack on before the main course is served!
♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.
♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free.