Goat Cheese Pistachio and Walnut Ball

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Our Goat Cheese Pistachio and Walnut Ball will make a delicious cheese ball appetizer to serve a hungry crowd. When you combine two kinds of soft cheeses with fresh thyme and roll it into a mixture of nuts, makes an elegant and tasty cheeseball in no time!

When entertaining, you don’t always need a cheese board with an assortment of cheeses that don’t get consumed and then spoil after your party.

Instead, you can easily serve one delicious-tasting cheese ball for everyone to nosh on with either crackers or warm crusty bread. 

This is a simple cheese ball you can add to your charcuterie board that will please your guests!

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How to Make Goat Cheese Pistachio and Walnut Ball?

For this simple recipe, you will need 2 kinds of soft cheeses, one fresh herb, some pistachios, and walnuts.

Step 1: Grab 2 sheets of wax paper, one to work on (for easy clean up) and the other to wrap the ball in.

Step 2: Then to make the cheese ball, I used plain goat cheese and mixed it with a small amount of cream cheese, and simply added in some freshly chopped thyme. 

Step 3: With a large wooden spoon, work it to form a ball, and then try doing it with your hands. 

Step 4: Next, roll the cheese ball into the crushed mixture of nuts and wrap it in wax paper or clear wrap, and chilled it for at least 1 to 2 hours.

Variations and Tips…

You can also roll the cheese ball into:

  • a freshly chopped mixture of herbs, like parsley, basil, and thyme.
  • or a mixture of dried herbs, like Herbs de Provence.
  • to kick things up a notch, consider serving with some honey, truffle honey, or a tart raspberry jam nearby. 

Either way, Goat Cheese Pistachio and Walnut Ball will make a delicious cheese ball to serve as an appetizer at any holiday gathering.

Enjoy!

 

*You can follow along, or jump down to the bottom for our recipe card!

Ingredients for our Goat Cheese Pistachio and Walnut Ball:

  • 8 ounces of plain goat cheese
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tsp. fresh thyme – finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup pistachios – chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts
  • wax paper, to work on

Directions…

1. In a small mixing bowl, blend cheeses with fresh thyme using a fork, and blend until well combined.

2. Place the chopped nuts onto a sheet of wax paper. Form a ball with your hands (it will be sticky).

3. Then roll the ball into the mixture of chopped pistachio and walnuts. Next, wrap with clear wrap.

 
 

4. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.  Place onto a plate, a cheese board, or your charcuterie board.

5. Serve with crackers or sliced toasted baguette, placed nearby.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Goat Cheese Pistachio and Walnut Ball

Goat Cheese Pistachio and Walnut Ball 2sistersrecipes.com

Goat Cheese Pistachio and Walnut Ball will make a delicious cheese appetizer to serve a hungry crowd. Simple, easy to make, and delicious tasting. Perfect for all gatherings and parties.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces of plain goat cheese
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 tsp. fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup pistachios - chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts
  • wax paper, to work on

Instructions

    1. In a small mixing bowl, blend cheeses with fresh thyme using a fork, and blend until well combined.

    2. Place the chopped nuts onto a sheet of wax paper. Form a ball with your hands (it will be sticky).

    3. Then roll the ball into the mixture of chopped pistachio and walnuts. Next, wrap with clear wrap.

    4. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.  Place onto a plate, a cheese board, or your charcuterie board.

    5. Serve with crackers or sliced toasted baguette, placed nearby.

    Serve: 8 to 10 servings

 

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  1. This really sounds delicious and a bit unusual. That makes it interesting. I am new to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier recipes. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary