Italian Cheese Log

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This Italian Cheese Log is packed with the flavour and texture while the elegant look makes it’s perfect for the holiday season.

Hello, my friends! I am going it extremely short and sweet this time. I really mean that. However, don’t it wrong thinking that’s because I’ve been busy making and eating all the Christmas cookies. I wish. But the truth is I’ve been a little bit sick (Started with an ear infection followed by common cold and migraine) for the last couple of days. Therefore, I am currently focused more on sleeping than the baking part. That’s okay though. I am positive I’ll be absolutely fine by the weekend, and I’ll catch up on all the cookies.

Anyway, this Italian Cheese Log. That’s the real deal. It’s packed with the flavour and texture:

  • Cream cheese and smoked cheddar (Regular cheddar would work too);
  • Sun-dried tomatoes;
  • Salami;
  • Olives;
  • Pistachios (Although other nuts would work too. Think about pine nuts);
  • Fresh herbs like rosemary and thyme

Remember that all these ingredients are pretty salty, so you can try finding those that are low-sodium. Also, plain and neutral crackers (like water crackers) are recommended.

As you see from the photos, the texture is not too smooth; it’s more like crumbly and not so homogeneous. I wanted this result; however, you can easily make it smoother by adding a little bit (about 1/4 cup or so) sour cream or yogurt. Either way, it’s delicious!

I hope you like this Italian Cheese Log and give it a try!

Cheers and see you next week with MORE festive recipes.

4 thoughts on “Italian Cheese Log

  1. Neil says:

    It’s not Christmas Day unless there’s a cheese board in the evening! What an excellent idea it would be to add your Italian cheese log to our cheese board. All those flavours this packs in! Wow! Hope you are feeling better soon Ben!
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  2. David @ Spiced says:

    If there’s one thing in the world that I love, it’s Italian meats and cheeses! This recipe totally packs in the flavors from both, so I know it would be a huge hit around here. I love recipes like this during the holidays. I’m thinking a cheese log, crackers and a nice glass of wine needs to happen one of these nights! Hope you feel better soon, my friend.
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