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cheese log and crackers

Smoky Port Wine Cheese Ball Recipe

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chilling time: 6 hours
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 280kcal
This smoky port wine cheese log is the perfect addition to and holiday cheeseboard. Simple to make, this cheese log is rolled in nuts and is a real crowd pleaser that is full of flavor and texture.
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  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 4 ounces smoked cheddar cheese grated & room temperature
  • 4 ounces Swiss cheese grated & room temperature
  • ¼ cup Port wine
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Captain Rodney’s Boucan or Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 2 cups chopped assorted nuts toasted (I used shelled pistachios & almonds, but many options will work.)
  • Assorted crackers and/or vegetables for serving


  • Combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese and Swiss cheese in the bowl of an electric mixer. Mix until well incorporated.
  • Add port wine, Worcestershire Sauce and Captain Rodney’s (or Sweet Chili Sauce) and mix until incorporated.
  • Cover and place in the fridge 4 hours or overnight.
  • Place half the mixture on plastic wrap and roll into a 5-inch log. Roll the cheese log in the nuts to completely cover, smooth and twist the ends and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • The cheese log can be served within 2 hours or refrigerated up to 2 weeks. If keeping longer, wrap for freezing and freeze up to 4 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.
  • Serve with crackers and/or vegetables.
  • Enjoy!


Yield: 2 (5-inch) cheese logs


Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 169mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 427IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 1mg