Contributed by Driscoll's Associates
Guaranteed to make any cheese board more fun and festive!
Makes 10-12 servings for party cheese board
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup crumbled bleu cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup goat cheese (log type), room temperature
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, salt & freshly ground pepper
1/2 pint Driscoll's strawberries
Several basil leaves; rinsed, dried and ripped
Line a two cup bowl with plastic wrap, letting the plastic hang over the edges slightly. Set aside.
Put the three cheeses in a mixing bowl and combine them well. Add vinegar and combine well. Add salt to taste. Give it a few grinds of fresh pepper. Transfer mixture to the plastic lined bowl, cover and refrigerate until firm.
Half-hour before serving, remove the mold from the refrigerator to soften slightly and turn out onto a serving platter. Leave plastic wrap on.
To Serve: Remove plastic wrap. Press strawberry slices all around perimeter and over surfaces in attractive pattern. Grind some fresh pepper over the berries and scatter the ripped basil on the top.