Our church had a social meeting with a wine expert as a speaker. I wanted to have some food that would be associated with wine so I decided to make a cheese ball--in the shape of a wine bottle.
Here is the recipe that I found online. I doubled this recipe.
2 Tablespoons of Buffalo wing sauce
1 teaspoon of black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon season salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
8oz. sharp cheddar, grated
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
Mix all ingredients and get ready for an amazing appetizer.
Here is the mixture.
Next, I traced a wine bottle on parchment paper.
Then using the template, I took my mixture and shaped it into the wine bottle cheese ball.
I had this wine stopper that had a bunch of grapes on the top of it. I also printed off a wine label that I found in images online.
I carefully removed the parchment paper and laid the cheese ball onto a silver tray.
I inserted the wine stopper and laid the label over the middle of the 'bottle'. Then I secured both sides of the label with two toothpicks.
Then, I toasted pecans and pressed them into the remaining exposed areas of the 'cheeseball'.
Finally, I placed crackers on all sides of the 'wine bottle'.
Two cheese knives were laid on the tray. I also had a tray of green and red grapes to accompany the tray.
The appetizers were a hit.
This would be a great appetizer for New Years.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!