Pistachio-Coated Cheese Log

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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One 8-ounce block cream cheese, at room temperature

3/4 cup grated sharp Cheddar 

3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 

Zest of 1/2 lemon, finely grated 

Pinch of cayenne 

Freshly ground black pepper 

1/2 cup roasted salted pistachios, finely chopped

Crackers or sliced bread, for serving


  1. Mix the cream cheese, Cheddar, Worcestershire, lemon zest, cayenne and a few grinds of pepper together in a medium bowl until thoroughly combined.
  2. Lay a large piece of plastic wrap on a work surface and put the cheese mixture on top. Use the plastic wrap to form it into a 6-inch log. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  3. Put the pistachios on a large plate. Unwrap the cheese log and roll it in the pistachios until it is fully coated. Serve immediately or rewrap in clean plastic and refrigerate up to 1 day.