Description Edit

A tangy combination of authentic cheese and garlic powder is made with pecans and parsley and is great on crackers, pretzels, meat, and poultry, as it delivers a sharper aroma that it relishes then offers to the cheese and nuts.

Ingredients Edit

  • 1 ¾ lb. fresh cheese (Mozzarella, Cheddar, or Swiss)
  • 1 lb. processed cheese (Colby, American, or Monterey Jack)
  • 3 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ½ cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced, optional
  • chopped, fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder


  1. Shred the cheese, minced garlic (optional), and processed cheese into a fresh, large bowl. Mix with cream cheese. Add pecans, salt, and garlic powder then stir.
  2. Divide into three mounds. Roll into a log about 2 inches in diameter.
  3. Roll each log with chili powder, parsley, and pecans. Refrigerate or freeze several hours before serving.
  4. Slice 2 inches thick and serve with crackers, if desired.

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