A sensuous appetizer with a variety of textures and flavors. Use any type of fresh herbs you have available. Serve with an assortment of fine crackers.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whip the cream in a medium bowl until stiff and season with salt and pepper. Set aside 1 ounce of the blue cheese, and mash the rest with a fork in a separate bowl. Stir in the basil, oregano and thyme, then fold in the whipped cream.

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  • Place a 3 inch metal ring (or biscuit cutter) onto a serving plate, and fill the bottom with walnuts. Spoon the whipped cream mixture into the ring, and smooth the top. Carefully remove the ring. Sprinkle the remaining blue cheese and grapes over the top.

Nutrition Facts

376 calories; protein 10.3g; carbohydrates 5.1g; fat 36g; cholesterol 97.9mg; sodium 553.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2017
I love this dish I made it with finley chopped blue cheese instead of crumbled and I think it made the flavor more robust. I also used tinfoil to make the mold because I didn't have one. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/20/2012
This is very light - almost too much so some cream cheese blended with the blue cheese then the whipped cream folded in would solve that. The fresh herbs really over powered even the blue cheese. I loved the walnut base - I coarsely ground the walnuts in a mini food processor - then tamped them down with my meat therm. covered in plastic wrap. Great presentation and looks stunning. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 1
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  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
09/20/2012
This is very light - almost too much so some cream cheese blended with the blue cheese then the whipped cream folded in would solve that. The fresh herbs really over powered even the blue cheese. I loved the walnut base - I coarsely ground the walnuts in a mini food processor - then tamped them down with my meat therm. covered in plastic wrap. Great presentation and looks stunning. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2017
I love this dish I made it with finley chopped blue cheese instead of crumbled and I think it made the flavor more robust. I also used tinfoil to make the mold because I didn't have one. Read More