You will need:
- 5 Fresh Basil Leaves
- Some Sun dried tomatoes (or these Oven Roasted Tomatoes from OurBestBites)
- 2 8oz. Containers of Spreading Cheese (I always use Rondele Garlic and Herb)
I started that morning by making the Oven Roasted Tomatoes, I love them and they make the house smell amazing when you are cooking them. Such an easy recipe and always turns out great!
I cut my Roma Tomatoes in half, tossed in Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper. Then topped with fresh chopped Garlic. You throw them in the oven for 2 1/2 - 3 hours at 325 degrees.
They bake into this beautiful treat on a pan
Once they cooled I chopped them up and set them aside.
Alright... onto the Cheese Ball! Grab a small bowl and line with Saran Wrap. I leave extra on the sides to cover the top when I make this in advance.
Put 5 fresh basil leaves face down in the center of your bowl.
Scoop one tub of cheese into your bowl.
Spread it around as best you can. Try not to play with it too much so you don't mess up the leaves
Next, add a small layer of Sun dried or Oven Roasted Tomatoes
Add your second tub of cheese
You can either cover and refrigerate or turn over onto your serving tray right then
You end up with this beautiful Basil Cheese Ball! Just add some crackers or bread around to go with the cheese.
(People got to it before I could grab my camera)