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Pistachio and Blackcurrant Cheese Log

Pistachio Blackcurrant Cheese Log

Introducing the flashiest and most delectable recipe of the summer: Pistachio and Blackcurrant Cheese Log! Whether on the patio, beach, or poolside, this incredible appetizer will add just the right amount of charm to your summer festivities.

The creaminess of the goat cheese combined with the sharpness of blackcurrants and crunchiness of pistachios, will make it hard to keep your hands off this cheese log once you break into it. It's a perfect addition to any charcuterie board, or just as an accompaniment to your evening wine.  It pairs beautifly with ice cold white wine. You can serve this on its own with an assortment of your favorite crackers and crostini, or thinly slice and add to your favorite mixed green salad.

Better yet, it's incredibly easy to prepare! With just a few simple steps, you can have your cheese log ready in no time. And even better, you can prepare it in advance and freeze it for up to a month. So there's no need to stress about last-minute preparations.

It's time to make Pistachio and Blackcurrant Cheese Log

Make-Ahead Tip: This recipe can be prepared in advance. Once the cheese ball is tightly wrapped in plastic wrap (step 2 below), place it in a freezer bag and freeze for upto one month. When ready to serve, thaw at room temperature and coat in blackcurrant-pistachio mixture described below.

Your summer will not be complete without this scrumptious Pistachio and Blackcurrant Cheese Log recipe. So what are you waiting for? Let's get started!

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Cuisine
Courses ,
Difficulty Intermediate
Time
Prep Time: 25 mins Total Time: 25 mins
Servings 4
Best Season Summer
Description

Goat cheese log rolled in a mixture of crunchy chunks of Pistachios and walnut. A delicious appetizer which is easy to make and looks fancy.

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons Pistachios, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons blackcurrant
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 11 ounces goat cheese, softened (300gm)
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup Pistachios, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Walnuts, chopped
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl add 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios, blackcurrants, lemon zest, olive oil and salt. Mix to combine.

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    Add goat cheese and mix well. Use a silicon spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl to ensure all ingredients are incorporated into the mixture.

     

  3. Place a piece of plastic wrap on a clean, dry work surface and use the silicon spatula to gently scoop the cream cheese mixture on top of it. Wrap the plastic wrap around the cream cheese and gently roll into a log with your hands.

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  4. Transfer to the refrigerator to chill for at least 15 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, place a large piece of parchment paper on counter. Add pistachios and walnuts in center and mix by hand.

  6. Remove the cheese ball from the refrigerator and discard plastic wrap. Place log on the nut mixture and gently roll in nut mixture and press nuts mixture into the surface to cover applying gentle pressure with your fingers to fill in any open spaces.

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    Transfer to serving plate and loosely cover with plastic wrap. Store in refrigerator until 5-10 minutes before serving. Serve with crackers, crostini and crudités - or slice into rounds to top a mixed green salad.

Note

Make-Ahead Tip: This recipe can be prepared in advance. Once the cheese ball is tightly wrapped in plastic wrap (step 2 below), place it in a freezer bag and freeze for upto one month. When ready to serve, thaw at room temperature and coat in blackcurrant-pistachio mixture described below.

Keywords: cheese log
Danny Davis
A Food Blogger

Hi, I'm Danny, a full-time food blogger, father of a handsome 6 year old and a delightful husband. I live in New Jersey with my family. Loves traveling, sharing new recipes, and spending time with my family.