|Gourmet Cheese Truffles|
|I love the color of those bright green pistachios...|
|The truffles in the left & right rows are made with Triple Cream Cheese,|
while the truffles in the middle are made with Goat Cheese
For the Cheese Truffles:
Goat Cheese or Triple Cream Cheese (as much as you want)
Ground Pistachios (ground walnuts, almonds, or pecans can be substituted as well)
1. To begin the truffles, place about ½-1t of honeycomb onto a piece of plastic wrap and tightly squeeze, while twisting the top, to form honeycomb balls. Place the wrapped balls into the freezer to chill & harden. This will make it easier to form the cheese around it.
2. Slice off a tab of either goat cheese or triple cream cheese, about 1T of it, and begin to flatten it into a disc. Unwrap a honey ball from the freezer and place it into the center of the cheese. Gently wrap and shape the cheese around the honey. Roll in between your hands to make a round ball, making sure that the honey is completely concealed. Immediately roll in ground pistachios (or any other nut you prefer) and place into the refrigerator to chill completely before serving. Repeat with the cheese and honey until you have as many truffles as you want.
3. Keep them chilled until you are ready to serve. To serve, remove them from the refrigerator about 10 minutes before and place them onto a plate. Enjoy with a glass of wine!