I don’t know about you, but when you think of truffles, I usually think of chocolate. Not this time!
I work at Benigna’s Creek Vineyard and Winery and during the month of March we have the wine trail (Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail) going on. We have food and wine pairings at each of the wineries on the trail. I was looking for some unique recipes to pair up with wine for our appetizer weekend.
I stumbled across the Savory Truffle recipe on myrecipes.com. and decided to experiment. To incorporate wine into the recipe I substituted the fresh lemon juice with wine. Turned out pretty tasty served on crackers!
Here are the ingredients: cream cheese, softened goat cheese, Traminette wine (dry white wine), fresh chives, roasted minced garlic, black pepper, chopped pecans and chopped parsley.
Beat together the softened cream cheese, goat cheese and wine with a mixer until nice and smooth.
If you don’t have Traminette wine, you can use any dry white wine. Something crisp and citrus-y like a Gewurztraminer or Riesling works best. Mix in the chives, garlic, and black pepper by hand.
Cover and chill in refrigerator for about 2 hours.
You can chill longer if you want. You want it good and cold or it gets to sticky to roll into nice balls.
Mix together the finely chopped pecans and chopped parsley. Roll the cheese mixture into 1″ balls and then into the nut and parsley mixture. Place onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.
Place the Savory Cheese Truffles into some candy papers so they look all fancy-pants, and serve with any kind of cracker and a dry white wine.
Here’s the printable recipe:
- 1 (8-ounce) package of reduced fat softened cream cheese
- 1 (6-ounce) package of softened goat cheese
- 1 teaspoon Traminette Wine (dry white wine) or lemon juice
- 2 Tablespoons minced fresh chives
- 2 teaspoons jarred roasted minced garlic
- ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 1 cup finely chopped pecans
- ½ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
- Beat the cream cheese, goat cheese and wine with a mixer until smooth.
- Add the chives, garlic and black pepper. Stir by hand until well mixed.
- Cover and chill at 2 hours in the refrigerator.
- Mix the parsley and pecans in a bowl.
- Roll cheese mixture into 1" balls and roll each ball in pecan and parsley mixture.
- Cover and chill at least 1 hour.
- Serve with your favorite crackers and dry white wine.
Nutritional Information on My Recipe Magic: Savory Cheese Truffles