1In medium bowl, beat cheeses and pepper with electric mixer on low speed until blended, or mix with spoon. Shape mixture into large ball to look like pumpkin. Smooth surface with metal spatula or table knife. If desired, make vertical grooves in cheese ball with fingertips.
2Break 1/2-inch piece off pretzel and press into top of cheese ball for pumpkin stem; discard remaining pretzel piece. Place basil leaf and thyme sprig beside pretzel. Serve with crackers and vegetables.