Christmas Cheese Log
Impress your family and guests with this festive recipe!
While Christmas has passed and 2019 has already been introduced, nothing stops us from bringing it back again (at least in our hearts)..
Give this recipe a try and rest assured that your kids will absolutely love it!
What you will need:
250 g fresh cheese
100 g feta PDO
50 g blue cheese (Roquefort, Fourme d’Ambert, Bleu d’Auvergne …)
12 slices cream cheese
20 ml milk cream
60 g walnut kernels
60 g raisins
1 garlic clove
1 tbsp chives
1 tbsp finely chopped parsley
2 tbsp port
- Soak raisins in port.
- Using a fork crush the fresh cheese, feta and blue cheese.
- Into the cheese mixture add the cream cheese, the garlic finely sliced, the chives finely chopped, parsley, the walnut kernels chopped coarsely and the raisins after having them drained. Mix well and add salt and pepper to taste.
- Line a cake pan with plastic wrap letting it hanging over the sides of the pan. Place 6 slices of cream cheese on the bottom of the pan and cover with half of the filling. Top with 3 slices of cream cheese, add the other half of the filling and finish with the remaining 3 slices of cream cheese.
- Fold the plastic wrap and remove the cheese roll from the cake pan. Roll tight to shape into a log. Refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours before serving with a green salad and toasted baguette slices.
Feta PDO. Let’s Get Real!
Feta is a white brined cheese that is traditionally produced in Greece from sheep’s milk, or a mixture of sheep and up to 30% goat’s milk and is recognised as a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) product.
It is Greece’s flagship national product, as it reflects the country’s dietary tradition and gastronomy being directly related to Greek history and customs.
Feta PDO plays a key role in the Mediterranean diet, the dietary model suggested by numerous nutritionists in order to maintain good health and achieve long life expectancy.
Feta PDO is a cheese of rich taste that one must enjoy. Plain or grilled, fried or cooked it can bring another dimension to all your recipes! Feta PDO is the kind of cheese that you can enjoy as an appetizer, as part of the main course and even as a dessert!