Sweet & Spicy White Cheddar Cheese Ball W/apples & Bacon
Category: Cocktails & Appetizers | Blog URL: http://www.gardengrocerygadgetgirl.com/2009/11/sweet-spicy-white-cheddar-cheeseball.html
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Photo: Tamara Mitchell
One of the vendors at the Fabulous Food Show this past weekend was Adams Reserve New York Extra Sharp Cheddar. We ran across their booth towards the end when they were trying to sell the last of their supply, so we all ended up buying a tray of their 'cracker sliced' cheese that comes in a ready-to-serve tray.
It's excellent cheese - snacked on some when we got home. Also picked up a flyer that they are running a 'Cheddar Challenge Recipe Contest'. At first I thought there was no way I could come up with something worthy before the November 22nd deadline. But inspiration struck this morning! This is sort of riff on a white cheddar, bacon, apple, cheesecake I made at Halloween, but it's got it's own flavor profile and twist.
Edited: I am a finalist in the contest! I will be appearing on "That's Life" with Robin Swoboda on December 3rd along with the other two finalists.
Update: And I won!!!