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torta de formaggio (cheese torte)

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Silka Clark
Denver, CO

I had this at a party once and no one could leave it alone, so I found a similar recipe and adjusted it to my tastes. This is also a beautiful cheese ball to serve on Christmas with it's red, white, and green colors.

(1 rating)
yield 10 -20
prep time 20 Min

Ingredients For torta de formaggio (cheese torte)

  • 2 pkg
    8oz cream cheese
  • 2 stick
    butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
    parmesan cheese (powdered can style)
  • 1 jar
    green pesto
  • 1 jar
    red pesto

How To Make torta de formaggio (cheese torte)

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    1. Beat softened cream cheese and butter in a bowl until smooth. (I sometimes kick it up with a spoon full of minced garlic during this step) 2. Line a medium sized cereal bowl with plastic wrap. 3. Scoop 1/3 of the cream cheese mixture into the bowl. 4. Add a layer of green pesto. 5. Add a layer of 1/3 of the cream cheese mixture. 6. Add a layer of red pesto. 7. Finish with last 1/3 of cream cheese mixture. 8. Wrap the ends of the plastic wrap up to seal the cheese ball into the bowl to keep it's semi-sphere shape. 9. Refrigerate over night to harden. 10. Highly recommend serving with garlic french bread crisps (like melba toasts only in the bakery section)

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