Rosemary Chianti Cheese Ball has only a few simple ingredients and makes for a tasty appetizer any time of year.
A few weeks ago I hosted Bunco and when it’s the hosts turn, they have to provide all of the food and beverages for the event; which is for twelve people. Since I had February, I wanted to keep with a red theme and came up with this Rosemary Chianti Cheese Ball.
Cheese Balls are deliciously quick and so easy to make. For this one, I used cream cheese, Jarlsburg cheese, fresh chopped rosemary and a dry Chianti wine. They only take 10 minutes to prepare; however, they need to be chilled for at least 2 hours in order to set.
My guests all loved this Rosemary Chianti Cheese Ball and I served it with crackers, but you could also use sliced French or Italian bread. I think I’ll try making this again for Christmas or New Year’s Eve too. If you’re looking for Bunco ideas for March, check out my Irish Bunco post from last year. ~Enjoy!
*Print Recipe Card Below*
- 8 oz . Cream Cheese softened
- 1/2 c . Jarlsburg Cheese shredded
- 2 tbsp . Chianti Wine
- 1 tbsp . Fresh Rosemary. chopped
- 2 tsp . Pecorino Romano Cheese grated
- Add all ingredients to your food processor and pulse until all ingredients have been combined and the mixture starts to form into a ball.
- Remove the cheese and wrap in plastic wrap; keeping the ball shape.Refrigerate for at least 2 hours; then serve with crackers or crostini.
*Allow for an additional 2 hours of refrigeration time.