Instead of making fruit-shaped cheese balls, make 2 round balls and roll each in 1/3 cup finely chopped nuts.
Store tightly covered in refrigerator up to 2 weeks or in freezer up to 4 weeks. If frozen, unwrap cheese ball about 1 hour before serving and let stand at room
temperature to thaw. Or thaw loosely wrapped frozen cheese ball in refrigerator at least 8 hours.