Three-Cheese Party Wheel

Three-Cheese Party Wheel

Instead of serving cheese spreads separately, layer them for an attractive appetizer. Sliced almonds and chopped parsley add crunch and color.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

15

Minutes

Makes

20

servings

1
container (8 oz) Swiss almond cold-pack cheese food
1
container (8 oz) sharp Cheddar cold-pack cheese food
1
container (8 oz) chives-and-onion cream cheese spread
1/4
cup sliced almonds, toasted if desired
1/4
cup finely chopped fresh parsley
80
assorted crackers
Fresh currants, if desired
  1. 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.
  2. Evenly spread Cheddar cheese over Swiss cheese; smooth side and top.
  3. 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.
  4. To serve, place cheese wheel on serving plate; arrange crackers around cheese. Garnish with currants.
Makes 20 servings (2 tablespoons spread and 4 crackers each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen Tips
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 180
    • (Calories from Fat 120),
  • Total Fat 14g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 30mg;
  • Sodium 440mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 8g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 7g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.