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
Curly parsley sprigs
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.