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Italian Holiday Cheese Log

Italian Holiday Cheese Log


Cheese Log
• 500g/ 1 lb cream cheese , softened
• 1/3 cup sour cream
• 1/2 tsp of each: thyme, oregano, basil, rosemary, black pepper/1 tsp Italian Seasoning
• 1 tsp of each: garlic powder, salt, red pepper/chilli flakes
• 2 cup cheddar or other cheese grated
• 280g / 9 oz chopped roasted peppers
• 180g / 6 oz chopped salami
• 3/4 cup chopped green olives
• 1/3 cup minced green onion

Toppings & Servings
• 220g / 7 oz sun dried tomato strips with OIL , roughly chopped
• 1/4 cup parsley , finely chopped (or chives)
• Rosemary sprigs (decoration)
• Toasted Turano Bambino Rolls


① Spray a loaf pan with oil then line with cling wrap with overhang.
② Mix Cheese Log ingredients together. Taste and adjust salt if needed (bear in mind saltiness of crackers you are serving with).
③ Scrape into loaf pan and level surface, pressing to remove air pockets. Smaller pan = taller loaf.
④ Cover with cling wrap overhang and refrigerate for 4 hours+ (up to 1 week).
⑤ Turn out onto platter, peel off cling wrap.
⑥ Top with sun dried tomato and pour over oil. Garnish with parsley and rosemary sprigs to give it a festive look.
⑦ Serve with toasted Turano Bambino rolls and enjoy

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