Carrot Clones - A Unique Way to Serve Cheese and Crackers

Sort of like a food/art project.  A combination of cheeses with sherry and paprika and formed into carrots.


4 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature

1 cup finely grated sharp Cheddar cheese, divided

1/2 cup grated Swiss cheese

2 tablespoons dry sherry

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 tablelspoon smoked paprika

Oval-shaped crackers

Curly parsley sprigs


      The Recipe

In a food processor, cream together cream cheese, 1/2 cup of the Cheddar, Swiss cheese, sherry, salt and pepper.

Refrigerate 30 or more minutes, so it firms up and is easier to work with.  Take a teaspoonful of the mixture and roll it into a rough carrot shape.  Roll it into the remaining shredded Cheddar and roll it again until it is a smooth, carrot shape.  Place on an oval cracker, then (just before serving), stick a little spring of parsley in the end.  Makes about 25.



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