Grape and Cheese Balls
Crusted with Pistachio
Drizzled with Honey
A Treat of The ELR Creative Cheese Series
Cheese is very good for your bones. It provides you with calcium, protein, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin A and vitamin B12; all that are great for a good health.
These Cheese Balls are fun and easy to make, and delicious to eat. We mix together two types of cheese a day before and store in the fridge to set and chill.
Next day, we wrap the mixed cheese around each grape, using our clean hands, and form nice rounded balls. We then roll the cheese balls on the pistachio nuts to coat them well. Easy, isn’t it?
We arrange them nicely on a serving plate, and drizzle them with some honey. To make them easy for the guests to grab, we stick a toothpick on each. And voila!
Grapes are a good source of fiber, potassium, and a range of vitamins and other minerals that are great for your health.
I use seedless green grapes for this recipe but you can use red ones as well, or both. This recipe makes 40 mini cheese balls. You can make 20 with red grapes, and 20 with green grapes. The important is that you buy them seedless.
These cheese balls are very good eaten with crackers, and even by their own. You can prepare them for your family and friends, and also to help your parents when they have to cook for a reception at home. Enjoy them, and have fun!
Pistachio Crusted Grape and Cheese Balls with Honey~ Gourmet Dessert
This recipe requires blending the cheeses and chilling in the fridge overnight before coating the seedless grapes.
- 40 Seedless Green Grapes (or red, or both) washed and dried
- 85 gr Goat Cheese at room temperature
- 42 gr Cream Cheese
- 1 and 1/4 cup Pistachio Nuts chopped tiny (not pounded)
- Honey to drizzle
In a bowl with lid, or a Tupperware, mix well both cheeses. Close it airtight, and set in the fridge overnight.
Place on the kitchen counter, the pistachio nuts on a flat plate, a bowl of cold water, and the cheese mixture with a teaspoon.
Grab a Grape, top it with 2-3 teaspoons of cheese mixture, and use your hands to spread it around the grape.
Gently press and mold the cheese around to form a small ball of even thickness.
Place the cheese ball on the pistachio nuts, and roll it all over to coat it. If gaps still there, grab with your fingers dust of nuts and fill the gaps.
Place it on the serving plate, and continue with the remaining grapes until all are nicely done, and arranged on the serving plate.
Drizzle some honey over the cheese balls. Stick a toothpick carefully on each cheese balls from the top. Serve and enjoy with crackers or toast or by their own.
These cheese balls can be prepared a day before. You can store them in the fridge, and only coat them with the pistachio nuts at serving time.