Instead of serving cheese spreads separately, layer them for an attractive appetizer. Sliced almonds and chopped parsley add crunch and color.
container (8 oz) Swiss almond cold-pack cheese food
container (8 oz) sharp Cheddar cold-pack cheese food
container (8 oz) chives-and-onion cream cheese spread
cup sliced almonds, toasted if desired
cup finely chopped fresh parsley
Fresh currants, if desired
On sheet of waxed paper, spread Swiss almond cheese into 5-inch round, about 1/2 inch thick. With small metal spatula, smooth side and top.
Evenly spread Cheddar cheese over Swiss cheese; smooth side and top.
Evenly spread cream cheese spread over top; smooth side and top to even layers. Sprinkle almonds over top; press in lightly. Press parsley into side of cheese wheel. Serve immediately, or wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate until serving time.
To serve, place cheese wheel on serving plate; arrange crackers around cheese. Garnish with currants.
Cold-pack cheese food comes in a small plastic container. Look for it in the dairy case near the other cheese products.
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 chilled cheese wheel on a platter with crackers surrounding it.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.