*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                      CHEDDAR, SAGE, AND WALNUT TORTA
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheese/eggs                      Appetizers
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/2   lb           Cream cheese -- softened
    3       tb           Fresh sage leaves, chopped
                         Whole sage leaves
      1/2   lb           Sharp cheddar cheese
                         -(such as Vermont Cabot)
                         -- shredded
    1       c            Walnuts, chopped
                         Whole walnut halves
   Place the cream cheese in a food processor with the chopped sage leaves.
   Blend.  Line a 2-cup mold with a double thickness of cheesecloth.  Arrange
   the whole sage leaves in a decorative pattern on the bottom of the mold.
   Add half the cream cheese mixture, then add shredded cheddar, smoothing out
   the layer and pressing it slightly.  Add the walnuts, again pressing
   gently.  Smooth the remaining cream cheese mixture over the walnuts.  Fold
   the ends of the cheesecloth over the top of the torta mixture and press
   lightly.  Refrigerate the mold overnight. To unmold, fold back the top of
   the cheesecloth.  Invert a serving plate on top of the mold and flip them
   over together.  Lift off the mold and carefully remove the cheesecloth.
   Garnish the torta with walnut halves.
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