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Chèvre & Ricotta Spread Recipe

House Home Photo Chèvre & Ricotta Spread Recipe

This modern take on an old-fashioned cheese ball is a quicker and simpler to make.

Yield: 
6 servings
Ingredients: 

3 oz. ricotta cheese (about 1/2 cup)
1-1/2 oz. creamy chèvre (goat cheese)
2 large basil leaves, finely chopped
2 tbsp finely chopped sundried tomatoes
2 tbsp chopped walnuts
2 or 3 grindings black pepper
1 to 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil (for drizzling)
Chopped basil and pepper (for garnish)
Ripe pear slices tossed in fresh lemon juice or crackers (for serving)

Instructions: 

Step 1: Using a fork, mash together the two cheeses in a bowl until blended. Mix in the remaining ingredients, except the olive oil.

Step 2: Line a 3"-diameter round ramekin with plastic wrap. Spoon cheese mixture into ramekin. Press in gently with the back of the spoon, smoothing out the surface.

Step 3: Unmould the cheese onto a serving dish by inverting ramekin and pulling gently at the plastic wrap. Discard plastic wrap. Drizzle cheese mold with olive oil. Serve with ripe pear slices or crackers.

Photographer: 

©istockphoto.com/Dirk R

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