Cranberry, Pecan & White Cheddar Cheese Ball

Serves 6

1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 (8-oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
8-oz good quality sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1.5 cups dried cranberries

For serving

Preheat oven to 350ºF. 

Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the pecans evenly and bake for about 5 minutes. Remove from oven.

In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and cheddar cheese. Add the pecans, salt, and Worcestershire sauce. Continue mixing until everything is well-combined, about another minute or two. 

Remove mixture from the bowl and form into a ball using your hands. Wrap the formed ball in plastic wrap and chill for about 30 minutes.

Then, remove the chilled cheese ball, and using small handfuls of the dried cranberries at a time,  cover the cheese ball, pressing lightly to secure into place. Cover as much of the surface as possible (except the bottom). 

Serve immediately or cover and return to the refrigerator. Serve with crackers.

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