Herbed Cheese Log with Pistachios

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  • 3 cube(s) shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 2 package(s) cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup(s) butter softened
  • 2 clove(s) garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon(s) dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon(s) dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon(s) dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon(s) ground black pepper
  • 2 cup(s) pistachios coarsely chopped, roasted and salted


  1. In a large bowl, beat cheddar cheese, cream cheese, butter, garlic, basil, thyme, dill, and pepper at medium speed with a mixer until combined. Spoon mixture onto a sheet of heavy-duty plastic wrap, and form mixture into a 10" by 3" rectangle. Wrap tightly, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 2 days. Unwrap log, and press pistachios onto sides of log to cover. Serve with crackers. To freeze ahead, place wrapped log in freezer, and freeze up to 1 month. Remove from freezer, and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour. Press pistachios onto side of log as directed.
July 2013

This recipe is a personal recipe added by JDBain and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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