Double-Cheese Wheel

Double-Cheese Wheel

A great "how did you do that?" appetizer, but there will be little time for questions with this delicious double-cheese dip.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

3:15

Hrs:Mins

Makes

24

servings

1
whole firm round Chihuahua or Monterey Jack cheese (1 pound)
1
package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup chopped marinated artichoke hearts or pepperoncini peppers, drained
1/4
cup pine nuts, toasted
1 1/2
teaspoons chopped fresh basil leaves or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
Crackers, if desired
  1. Remove any waxed coating or rind from Chihuahua cheese. Hollow out cheese with knife or spoon, leaving 1/2-inch thick side and bottom; reserve cheese shell.
  2. Finely chop enough of the scooped-out cheese to measure 1 cup. (Reserve any extra for another use.)
  3. Place 1 cup chopped cheese, the cream cheese, artichoke hearts, 3 tablespoons of the pine nuts and the basil in food processor. Cover and process using quick on-and-off motions until well mixed.
  4. Pack mixture into cheese shell.
  5. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon pine nuts; press lightly. Cover and refrigerate about 3 hours or until filling is firm.
  6. Cut into thin wedges. Serve with crackers.
Makes 24 servings
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Did You Know...
Chihuahua cheese is an exceptional cheese that originated from Mexico. Its texture is perfect for blending into a smooth and creamy dip.
Do-Ahead Tip
This easy yet impressive, do-ahead appetizer is perfect to take with you when you're supposed to bring something for nibbling. When you reach your destination, arrange the filled chilled cheese shell on a platter with crackers surrounding it.
How-To
Toast pine nuts by placing in a dry skillet and cooking over medium heat, stirring frequently, until golden and fragrant. You’ll have perfectly toasted pine nuts in about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 95
    • (Calories from Fat 70 ),
  • Total Fat 8 g
    • (Saturated Fat 5 g,),
  • Cholesterol 20 mg;
  • Sodium 135 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 1 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Protein 5 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 High-Fat Meat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.