My mouth is drooling ~ this is one of my favorite treats for fall! This Thyme Cheese Ball is a must have for any party.
4 ounces cream cheese
small package of goat cheese
10 ounces grated Swiss cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons vodka – optional
1/2 cup chopped fresh chives
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
salt to taste wax paper
Combine: In a large bowl combine softened cream cheese, goat cheese, pepper, salt, vodka and half of the thyme bland until smooth and creamy.
Mix: Add the swiss cheese and continue to mix. Place in the refrigerator for 3 hours.
Spread: Combine in a bowl the chives, remaining thyme and the walnuts. Place a piece of wax paper on your work surface and evenly spread the mixture onto the wax paper.
Roll & Chill: Roll the cheese mixture into 3 in balls (you should get about 3 balls) Roll each ball in thyme, walnut and chive mixture until the ball is top coated. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill until you are ready to serve.