To chop: use some version of a chef's knife
Next, the nuts, walnuts or pine nuts are traditional, but feel free to experiment. Once again, north to south, west to east, be sure to scoop to the center peripheral bits that were left out during the previous round (they will be larger).
How finely you chop the herbs and nuts is a personal preference, depending upon your future plans.
Mix all of the ingredients together, preferably in a glass bowl with a lid that fits airtight, and drizzle in your favorite olive oil. Sprinkle in the cheese and continue stirring and adding olive oil to make it a thick paste, or loose and spreading sauce, depending upon the ultimate destination of this creation. Use immediately or store in an airtight container to use in the following week.