Ambit Cooks: Garlic & Herb Pinecone Goat Cheese Ball | Ambit Energy

Posted by: Anna | 12/20/2016 at 09:00 AM

Ambit Cooks: Garlic & Herb Pinecone Goat Cheese Ball | Ambit Energy

This festive appetizer will surely be a showstopper at your next family gathering or holiday party. The crunch of the almonds, trio of savory herbs, brightness of the lemon zest and subtle spice of the red pepper flakes takes this goat cheese ball to a whole other level. So be merry and enjoy!


  • 10.5 oz Goat Cheese
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, Grated
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Zest
  • 2 teaspoons Rosemary (with extra for garnish)
  • 2 teaspoons Thyme
  • 2 teaspoon Parsley
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 12 oz Whole Almonds, Toasted


Toast almonds and let them cool completely. Mince herbs and mix them in a small bowl with lemon zest, grated garlic, salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes.

With a hand (or stand) mixer, combine goat and cream cheeses. Continue mixing and sprinkle in herbs, zest and spices until combined.

Form cheese mixture into two teardrop shapes on a plate. Garnish with rosemary and begin placing almonds in a pinecone design, pointy side up. Enjoy immediately with crackers or refrigerate until serving.



Garlic and Herb Pinecone Cheese Ball

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