Cheese balls

  • 125g Butter
  • 500g Cream Cheese, softened
  • 120 Mascarpone Cheese, softened
  • 200g Matured Cheddar Cheese, finely grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup Pecans, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup Dried Cranberries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Chives, Thinly Sliced
  • 1/4 cup Parsley, finely chopped
  1. Place the cream cheese and mascarpone cheese in a bowl; using a mixer or a large spoon, mix until thoroughly combined.
  2. Add the cheddar cheese and salt and pepper to taste, mix until well combined.
  3. Roll the mixture into bite sized cheese balls.
  4. Place the cranberries and pecans on two plates. Combine the chives and parsley and put the herbs on a third plate.
  5. Roll 1/3 of the cheese balls in the pecans, 1/3 in the cranberries and 1/3 in the herbs.
  6. Refrigerate until ready to serve.