I wanted to tell everyone about my most fabulous "Christmas Cheese"! It wouldn't be a holiday without it... So easy and so unexpectedly yummy! This recipe came from Creme de Colorado and is called Maroon Bells Cheese Spread. It is simply
2.5 cups shredded Extra Sharp White Cheddar Cheese (10-12 oz)
1/3 cup grated onion
2 Tbsp mayonaise
Raspberry Preserves as a topping (~1/2 cup)
Now the recipe calls for mixing the first 3 ingredients and making a mound, pouring the raspberry preserves over it and eating it with Triscuits --- It has to be Triscuits! They are so good with this.
However, this screams SCULPTURE OPPORTUNITY! So, years ago, I began by making a Christmas ornament, a pair of bells, my friends initials for a bridal shower, the new year's year, holly leaves (I know they are supposed to be green, but it was cute), poinsettia flower, bow, pumpkin, and leaves.... that is what I chose this year. Here is the sculpted cheese. It is best to then put this into the refrigerator and add the preserves right before hand. Spoon the preserves gingerly into the design to avoid getting them on the raised design.
Not being the best blogger, I forgot to take a photo until after it had been significantly dug into! Please use the serving utensil, girls!
Hope this inspires you to make your food into art this holiday!