Roasted Garlic Cheese Spread: Fancy Football Foodie
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Recipe type: appetizer, snack
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Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • 6-8 ounces soft or semi-soft French cheese, such as Camembert, Saint Albray, Boursault or Port Salut depending on cheese preference
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc
  • kosher salt and cracked pepper
  • small bunch of chives (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ.
  2. Set the cheese out soften a bit before mixing.
  3. Make a small foil packet to hold the cloves of garlic, ½ tablespoon olive oil and a generous pinch of kosher salt.
  4. Roast the garlic for 15-20 minutes until just lightly toasted.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a couple of minutes.
  6. Once the garlic has cooled a bit, chop together the roasted garlic, cheese, dash of cracked pepper and salt in a food processor.
  7. Add the chives and slowly blend in the white wine.
  8. After the wine has been incorporated into the cheese, blend in the remaining olive oil until smooth.
  9. You can serve the cheese right away or refrigerate to let the flavor develop for at least an hour or two.
  10. Serve with crostini or crackers.
Notes
(If making ahead of time, don't blend the cheese and wine together more than 24 hours in advance.)
Recipe by sarah sprague at http://sarahsprague.com/2012/09/27/roasted-garlic-cheese-spread-fancy-football-foodie/