IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.

Herbed cheese log with pistachios

Makes about 20 servings
Makes about 20 servings


  • 3 cup shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 2 cup (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cup coarsely chopped roasted and salted pistachios
  • Preparation

    Baking Directions:

    In a large bowl, beat Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, butter, garlic, basil, thyme, dill, and pepper at medium speed with a mixer until combined.

    Spoon mixture onto a sheet of heavy-duty plastic wrap, and form mixture into a 10" by 3" rectangle.

    Wrap tightly, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 2 days.

    Unwrap log, and press pistachios onto sides of log to cover.

    Serve with crackers.

    To freeze ahead, place wrapped log in freezer, and freeze up to 1 month.

    Remove from freezer, and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.

    Press pistachios onto sides of log as directed.