Smoked Cheddar Cheese Ball With Pistachios, Coriander And Cumin

Make this festive party appetizer with Tillamook Smoked Medium Cheddar

Cheese balls are always a hit at parties, but this one, with its umami-rich notes from Tillamook Smoked Medium Cheddar Cheese and its crunchy, spiced pistachio coating, is sure to wow your guests. When you're making it, give the cheese mixture time to chill, which will make it easier to form into a ball.

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Smoked Cheddar Cheese Ball With Pistachios, Coriander And Cumin
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A big, festive cheese ball, made with Tillamook Smoked Cheddar and coated in pistachios and spices, is perfect for your next party.
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Total time: 25 minutes
  • ¼ cup toasted pistachios
  • 8 ounces Tillamook Smoked Medium Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Tillamook Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest (1 lemon)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice (½ lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • ¼ cup onion flakes
  • 2 teaspoons toasted and crushed coriander
  • 2 teaspoons toasted and crushed cumin
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon flaky sea salt
  • Assorted crackers, for serving
  1. In a food processor, pulse the pistachios until crushed, then transfer to a shallow Pyrex dish and set aside. Wipe the food processor clean and add the Tillamook Smoked Medium Cheddar Cheese, cream cheese, butter, Worcestershire, lemon zest and lemon juice. Pulse until smooth and transfer to a medium bowl. Fold in the chives and wrap the cheese in plastic, shaping it into a ball. Chill in the fridge until firm, 3 to 4 hours.
  2. To the Pyrex dish with the pistachios, add the onion flakes, coriander, cumin, red pepper flakes and flaky sea salt to the pyrex dish with the pistachios. Roll the chilled cheese ball in the mixture to coat. Serve with crackers.
Calories per Serving 301
Total Fat 25.2 g
Saturated Fat 12.8 g
Trans Fat 0.6 g
Cholesterol 64.4 mg
Total Carbohydrates 8.0 g
Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
Total Sugars 2.1 g
Sodium 363.8 mg
Protein 12.0 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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