The Turducken of Cheese Balls

The Turducken of Cheese Balls

Hailed as The Turducken of Cheese Balls – this menacing little holiday treat could possibly end the unsuspecting lactose intolerant party goer. Packed with seven different kinds of cheese , chorizo and bacon, this is as decadent as it gets.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 (4-ounce) washed or bloomy-rind semifirm cheese (about 2 inches in height, length, and width), such as Bucheret
  • 3 cups plus 2 tablespoons cream cheese (about 25 ounces)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup small-dice Spanish chorizo (about 1 1/2 ounces)
  • 1 cup shredded Manchego cheese (about 3 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped dried figs (about 4 ounces)
  • 1 cup shredded Emmentaler cheese (about 2 1/2 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (about 5 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup small-dice Asian pear (from 1 medium pear)
  • 3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese (about 4 ounces)
  • 1 1/4 cups walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped (about 3 1/4 ounces)
  • 1 1/4 cups chèvre (fresh goat cheese; about 9 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted (about 2 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup pecans, toasted and coarsely chopped (about 2 1/4 ounces)
  • 3 slices cooked thick-cut bacon, small dice
  • Crackers or sliced baguette, for serving

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Spread the top and sides (but not the bottom) of the washed or bloomy-rind cheese with 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese. [...] read more

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