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                    Angel of Death Cheese (Piedomontese)
 
 Recipe By     : Formatted by Dona
 Serving Size  : 112  Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Snacks                           Appetizers & Hors d'Oeuvres
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      head, large   garlic, separated into cloves
    8      ounces        cream cheese, room temperature
    4      ounces        blue cheese, crumbled, room temp
                         cream, to thin if needed
      3/4  teaspoon      salt
    2                    fresh sage leaves
      1/3  cup           walnuts, finely chopped
 
 Add garlic to small saucepan of boiling water and cook until garlic is tender a
 nd easily pierced with a knife, about 15 to 20 minutes.  Drain well.  Transfer 
 to garlic press in batches and mince.  Measure 2 tbsp and set aside.
 
 Beat cream cheese in medium bowl until softened.  Add Blue Cheese and continue 
 mixing until smooth.  Add milk or cream if needed to thin  Add salt and reserve
 d garlic.
 
 Dampen 12X18 inch piece of cheesecloth and wring dry.  Arrange 2 sage leaves bo
 ttom side up in the center.  Spoon cheese mixture over leaves, forming loose ba
 ll.  Tie ends of cloth together, pressing cheese mixture gently into shape.  Tr
 ansfer to cheesecloth  lined strainer and set strainer over bowl.  Refrigerate 
 24 hours or up to 4 days.
 
 Unmold cheese onto platter.  Press walnuts over entire surface.  Refrigerate.  
 Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour before serving.  Accompany with an ass
 ortment of crackers.
 
 
 This was served at a company Halloween party (hence Angel of Death name).  When
  Connie shared the recipe, the original recipe used ricotta instead of cream ch
 eese, Gorgonzola instead of blue cheese and  1 cup whipping cream instead of mi
 lk.  I have never fixed it with the original ingredient.
 
 Dona of Kansas
 
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 Per serving (excluding unknown items): 0 Calories; 0g Fat (0% calories from fat
 ); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 14mg Sodium
 
 
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