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White Wine Cheese Ball Pairing

  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Servings: 6-8 servings
  • Course: Appetizers & Snacks

A perfect paring for any party, this three-layer cheese ball made with Plastic Wrap will have you nibbling away at layers while sipping complementary white wines. Serve layer 1 with Pinot Grigio, layer 2 with Chardonnay and layer 3 with Riesling.

Reynolds Kitchens® Tips

Reynolds Kitchens Tip

Reynolds KITCHENS™ Quick Cut™ Plastic Wrap features an easy to use Built-In Slide Cutter that gives you get a clean cut every time and conveniently stays locked in place when not in use. Never lose the end of the roll thanks to the innovative Starter Edge™.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped candied pecans
  • Reynolds KITCHENS™ Quick Cut™ Plastic Wrap

Layer 1

  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 ounces prosciutto, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup olives, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Layer 2

  • 6 ounces gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 medium onion, caramelized
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Layer 3

  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon chopped thyme

Directions

Step 1

LINE a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan with Reynolds KITCHENS™ Quick Cut™ Plastic Wrap and set aside.

Step 2

COMBINE all ingredients for layer 1 in a bowl. Mix thoroughly to fully combine.

Step 3

TRANSFER mixture to plastic wrap lined loaf pan. Using a second piece of plastic wrap, press mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the pan to create a smooth and even layer. Cover in plastic wrap and transfer to freezer for 15 minutes.

Step 4

COMBINE all ingredients for layer 2 in a bowl. Mix thoroughly to fully combine.

Step 5

TRANSFER mixture to plastic wrap lined pan, on top of layer 1. Using a second piece of plastic wrap, press mixture into the bottom and up the sides of layer 1 to create a smooth and even second layer. Cover in plastic wrap and transfer to freezer for 15 minutes.

Step 6

COMBINE all ingredients for layer 3 in a bowl. Mix thoroughly to fully combine.

Step 7

TRANSFER mixture into the cavity on top of layer 2. Using a second piece of plastic wrap to press and smooth top. Cover in plastic wrap and chill until firm, about 2 hours.

Step 8

REMOVE plastic wrap from base of chilled cheese log. Invert on to a plate. Remove loaf pan, then remove plastic wrap from cheese log. Cover with chopped pecans before serving. Serve layer 1 with Pinot Grigio, layer 2 with Chardonnay and layer 3 with Riesling.

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