A huge success! This cheese ball featuring the sharp flavors of Gorgonzola and white wine is very popular with my Italian family. You can substitute chopped parsley or mixed herbs for the paprika.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, blend cream cheese, Gorgonzola cheese, sharp Cheddar cheese and white wine. Form the mixture into a ball shape.

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  • On a piece of wax paper, spread the paprika and pistachio nuts. Roll the cheese ball in paprika and pistachios to coat.

  • Wrap coated cheese ball in wax paper. Chill in the refrigerator 6 hours, or overnight, before serving.

Nutrition Facts

95.2 calories; protein 3.2g 6% DV; carbohydrates 2g 1% DV; fat 8.4g 13% DV; cholesterol 21mg 7% DV; sodium 104.8mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2006
I thought this appetizer was simple and extremely tasty. I decided to double the gorgonzola (and leave out the cheddar and paprika)...I thought the level of blue cheese taste was just right (not overpowering). I served this with slices of toasted baguette and with slices of pears (soaked in lemon juice to prevent browning). I was able to make everything hours in advance and everyone loved it. Thanks Sandra. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/27/2008
This recipe is good but nothing fantastic. I used more gorgonzola cheese as recommended and was glad I did but still the cheeseball lacked something. I used pecans rather than pistachios and that worked out well and are easier to find already chopped at the store. Overall good but would not make it again. Read More
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36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2006
I thought this appetizer was simple and extremely tasty. I decided to double the gorgonzola (and leave out the cheddar and paprika)...I thought the level of blue cheese taste was just right (not overpowering). I served this with slices of toasted baguette and with slices of pears (soaked in lemon juice to prevent browning). I was able to make everything hours in advance and everyone loved it. Thanks Sandra. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2003
It was a big hit!! Half the people at the party requested the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2006
This recipe was devoured at a recent Christmas party. It has been requested that I make this for every family get-together from now on. I had a bottle of Reisling on hand so that's what I used for the white wine. Delicious!! Even those who weren't crazy about bleu cheese loved it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2004
I changed it a bit - I added dried cranberries pecans and a splash of lemon juice - I put it in a small crock and let it sit in the fridge for about 5 hours then served - it was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2007
Not bad. Everyone seemed to like it at our family christmas get together. I think next time I will add more gongorzola cheese and a dash more wine. Rolled it in crushed almonds and pistachios. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2006
I added twice the amount of bleu cheese to the recipe and it turned out fantastic. The presentation is very pretty and looks like a lot of time went into it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2008
We enjoyed this very much. My company loved it!!! Perfect blend of cheeses. Will be making this one again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2005
This is a super cheese ball. It has a definite Greek flavor to it. It's a bit different from your regular cheese balls. The wine adds a great touch. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2007
I'm not a huge Gorgonzola fan but the party ate this right up! Easy to make and great presentation. Was a hit with all the blue cheese fans out there. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/27/2008
This recipe is good but nothing fantastic. I used more gorgonzola cheese as recommended and was glad I did but still the cheeseball lacked something. I used pecans rather than pistachios and that worked out well and are easier to find already chopped at the store. Overall good but would not make it again. Read More
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