The Cheese Shop

Cleveland's Fromage Destination

Located in the Historic West Side Market in Cleveland, Ohio, The Cheese Shop offers an impressive imported & domestic cheese selection.  We maintain our unique niche by offering more than 175 traditional & rare cheeses from all over the world as well as a diverse line of specialty items.

We take pride in excellent customer service & exceptional quality –we encourage you to sample cheeses before purchasing to guarantee satisfaction.  We cut your cheese to order ensuring freshness & allowing you to determine the size to fit your needs.

POMEGRANATE BLUE CHEESE BALL

Yields: 1 Cheese Ball

1 Tbsp    Butter
1 Tbsp    Fresh sage, chopped
⅓ C         Walnut pieces, chopped
¾ C         Cream cheese, softened (6 oz)
1 C           Blue cheese, crumbled (6 oz)
¼ tsp     Salt
¼ tsp     Pepper
Seeds from 1 pomegranate (about 1 cup)

Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Add sage and walnuts. Cook 3-4 minutes or until walnuts are toasted. Remove from heat; set aside.

In bowl of an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, blue cheese, salt and pepper until combined. Fold in walnut/sage mixture.

Place large sheet of plastic wrap on counter top; scoop cheese mixture onto plastic sheet; wrap, forming ball and refrigerate 1 hour. Remove cheese from refrigerator and reshape into ball. Place pomegranate seeds in shallow bowl; carefully roll cheese ball in seeds using your hands to gently push them to adhere. Place on a serving plate. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 1 day. 

How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?
— Charles de Gaulle

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