Blue Cheese with Date Spread

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 4 hr 20 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 4 hr
  • Yield: 2 1/2 cups
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4 ounces blue cheese

16 ounces cream cheese, softened

1 1/4 cups dates, finely chopped

Basil leaves, washed and patted dry

Assorted crackers, for serving


  1. In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, combine blue cheese and cream cheese. Process until smooth and blended. Transfer to air-tight container and chill in refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
  2. Once chilled, form cheese into 6 even sized balls and roll each blue cheese ball in chopped dates. Serve cheese set on clean basil leaves. Arrange on a platter or cheese board with assorted crackers.