Here’s a really easy quick appetizer that has a nice kick to it due to all the pepper on it. It has been a family favorite of ours for years. Enjoy!
Pepper Swiss Cheese Ball
250 gram pkg of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1 1/2 cups shredded swiss cheese (I’ll often use mozza cheese)
2 tbsp chopped parsley
2 to 3 tbsp coarsely ground pepper
In a small mixer bowl beat cream cheese on medium speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth (1 to 2 minutes). Add sour cream and garlic salt, continue beating until well mixed. By hand, stir in cheese and parsley. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Shape into flattened cheese ball or log. Roll in pepper to coat. Store refrigerated.
Note: If I’m short on time and don’t have time to refrigerate the 2 hours, I’ll just scoop the finished mixture onto wax paper and use the wax paper to help me shape it into a ball. Then I’ll transfer it to the serving platter right away and shake the pepper all over. Serve with crackers. Easy!