Fiesta Cheese Ball

Fiesta Cheese Ball

Fiesta Cheese Ball
Fiesta Cheese Ball
I never really thought I would be saying this, but this is a prize-winning recipe. Seriously! Lorberau Farms of Alice, Texas is a local goat cheese farm. They recently ran a “Flavor Your Own” contest. And I won!

The contest was to take their plain chevre cheese and add your own flavoring to it. I came up with the recipe below. A friend of mine named it Fiesta Cheese Ball because she said it was like a party in your mouth. Perhaps it’s a San Antonio thing since we have a 10 day party every Spring called Fiesta!

Fiesta Cheese Ball
  • 6 oz Chevre goat cheese
  • ¼ tsp chipotle powder
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • ½ cup pecans
  • 2 Tbsp crumbled bacon (1-2 slices)
  1. Chop pecans and then “toast” on stove, in a dry pan, over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Cook bacon until crisp. Drain & crumble.
  3. Crumble chevre into a bowl.
  4. Add chipotle powder, cinnamon, and honey.
  5. Add 1 Tbsp toasted pecans.
  6. Add crumbled bacon.
  7. Mix well and form into a ball.
  8. Grind remaining pecans into meal.
  9. Roll cheese ball in the pecan meal.
  10. Chill.
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