Lacking taste, style, or originality?
Not our cheeseballs.
The cheeseball: Some say tacky, we say sublime. We rolled our orb in bacon-fried walnuts and paired it with pickled mushrooms.
serves 8 to 12
Cook bacon in a skillet until crisp. Reserve bacon fat in a bowl. When cooled, finely chop bacon. Beat cream cheese and goat cheese together with a wooden spoon until creamy. Stir in crumbled bacon, Parmesan, herbs, and pepper. Transfer the mixture to a sheet of plastic wrap and, using the wrap to help, form into a ball. Chill at least 2 hours. Heat a small skillet with ½ Tbsp reserved bacon fat. Add nuts and cook, stirring, until lightly toasted. Transfer to a shallow bowl and cool. Roll cheeseball in nuts to evenly coat and chill. Let stand at room temp about 1 hour before serving.