Updated Mar 13, 2017Chatelaine
- WHIRL shallot and garlic in a coffee grinder or small food processor. Scrape into a large bowl and beat in cream cheese with a wooden spoon until smooth. Stir in cheddar, chives, parsley, sour cream, lemon zest and juice, dill, mustard and pepper.
- FORM into a ball, then wrap in a large piece of plastic wrap, twisting top. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
- UNWRAP ball. Roll in large plate of almonds, parsley and chives.
Make-ahead: Refrigerate up to 3 days. Let cheese ball stand for an hour at room temperature before serving.
Kitchen Tip: Use a mortar and pestle to mash shallot and garlic into a paste.
Tip: Divide into 2 balls and coat in nut mixture.
An easy way to peel and mince garlic