Pecan Cheese Log Extravaganza

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Pecan Cheese Log Recipe

During the holiday season, there are easy appetizers you can make prior to the meal.  You can quickly make this pecan cheese log recipe ahead of time to share at your next holiday gathering.

No more need to shoo people out of the kitchen, give them the cheese log and crackers along with candied almonds and fruit and dip and let them snack. Make a mini cheese ball for them to munch on.

You do not need a food processor for this recipe.  You can blend the softened cheeses together in a bowl easily with a rubber spatula.

blue cheese crumble

Can You Turn This Into Cheese Ball?

You can shape this cheese dip into whatever shape you want.  If you are short on space on your charcuterie board, make into a cheese ball.  Have more space, make a cheese log.  Which ever way you form it, is up to your choice.

blending cheese mix

What Types Of Cheeses Are Used?

You will want to blue cheese, old English cheese and softened cream cheese.  All the cheeses must be softened so that they are easy to mix together.  The sharp cheddar adds additional flavor to this log. Make your have also chopped pecans.  Chopped pecans will allow them to easily form around the log versus whole pecans.

Can Got Cheese Be Used?

You can certainly use goat cheese if it is your preference.  Use a shredded cheese, a sharp or medium cheddar cheese for additional flavor. You can also add a couple teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce.

pecans with cheese

What Do You Serve With A Pecan Log?

Serve the cheese log on a cheese board alongside crackers, other cheeses, and fresh fruits.

rolled cheese log
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Irresistible Pecan Cheese Log Recipe

Get ready for some cheesy goodness with our pecan cheese log recipe! We're spilling all the secrets on crafting the perfect blend of flavors.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Author: Regina Sober

Ingredients

  • 2 8 ounce cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons blue cheese crumbles
  • 1 jar old English cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced dried onions
  • 1 cup sharp/medium shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped nuts

Instructions

  • Add the cream cheese and blue cheese together and press with a fork to smoosh and smooth out.
  • Add the English cheese and mix the cheeses together in a bowl until smooth.
  • Mix the garlic powder, salt, shredded cheddar and minced onions into the bowl and blend.
  • Take a piece of plastic wrap about 16 inches long. out on the counter.
  • Take the chopped nuts and lay a 2 inch line about 12 inches long.
  • Spread the cheese over the nuts, adding additional nuts along the sides.
  • Pull the sides up of the plastic wrap to cover the spread with nuts, adding more nuts if needed.
  • Close the plastic wrap over the nut log and roll as loggish as possible.
  • Close the ends of the log.
  • Wrap the log in a towel to keep it's shape and place into the refrigerator over night to set.
  • Once the log has been in the refrigerator over night, you can remove and cut into pieces.
  • Our log made about 4 individual pieces.
  • Place the log on a towel and add additional pecans if needed to fill any bare areas (keeping in mind, you do not need to cover the bottom.)  Cover the end you cut with more nuts.
    Serve on a cutting board with your favorite crackers.

Cheese Log Tips

  • soften cream cheese and blue cheese for best mixing
  • before starting break the blue cheese into smaller pieces with cream cheese
  • you’ll want to mix well and a hand mixer works best
  • add the shredded cheddar at the end and don’t over mix
  • if you want to use fresh onion, mince 1/4 cup of fresh onion in, instead of dried
  • share as a gift with your family and friends
  • serve with our delicious candied pecan recipe
Get ready for some cheesy goodness with our pecan cheese log recipe! We're spilling all the secrets on crafting the perfect blend of flavors.

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