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Mediterranean Cheeseball with Imported Feta

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean


  • 4 oz room-temperature Imported Neufchâtel cheese
  • 4 oz room-temperature Imported Feta cheese
  • 2 oz. cooked bacon chopped
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp oregano leaves
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper Flakes
  • 3/4 cup chopped toasted pine nuts


  • In a saucepan over medium heat, add pine nuts and stir until lightly toasted. Let cool and set aside.
  • Process Neufchâtel cheese and Feta in a food processor until smooth. Pulse in bacon, 1/2 of parsley, oregano leaves and red pepper flakes. Season with black pepper. Spoon into a small plastic wrap-lined bowl; gather up plastic around cheese, shaping into a ball. Chill until firm, 3-4 hours.
  • Unwrap cheese ball and roll in remaining herbs and toasted pine nuts just before serving. Serve with pita chips.
Keyword cheese appetizer, cheeseball, imported feta cheese