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Friday 21 April 2017

Cheese Ball Snacks with either bacon, herbs or nuts

Well what a choice this recipe suggestion gives ...
Anne Aobadia at Diet Doctor site says "Cheese and bacon! What’s not to love? This awesome keto snack is easy and quick to make."

However, if you don't eat bacon, you can roll the cheese balls in chopped herbs, grated Parmesan cheese or even chopped nuts.

Serves Eight

(Makes 24 walnut sized balls)
1⁄3 lb / 150 g bacon
1 tablespoon butter
1⁄3 lb / 150g cream cheese
1⁄3 lb / 150g cheddar cheese
2 oz. / 55g butter, at room temperature
½ teaspoon pepper (optional)
½ teaspoon chili flakes (optional)

You can use any kind of grated flavourful (strong/mature) cheese you prefer.

I wonder how you may cook and serve yours ...

Please see instructions here

Did you know, this about Cheddar:
"During olden days, England was the only place where Cheddar cheeses were made. However, many countries all over the world manufacture Cheddar today.

Any cheese producing company or any of the artisan manufacturers in any corner of the world can label the cheese produced by them as 'Cheddar' since it is not protected like other cheese names or brands.

Cheddar cheese, the most widely purchased and eaten cheese in the world is always made from cow's milk. It is a hard and natural cheese that has a slightly crumbly texture if properly cured and if it is too young, the texture is smooth. It gets a sharper taste as it matures, over a period of time between 9 to 24 months. Shaped like a drum, 15 inches in diameter, Cheddar cheese is natural rind bound in cloth while its colour generally ranges from white to pale yellow. However, some Cheddars may have a manually added yellow-orange colour.

Joseph Harding, the "father of Cheddar cheese" who invented modern cheese making techniques described the ideal quality of original Somerset Cheddar as "close and firm in texture, mellow in character or quality, rich with a tendency to melt in the mouth and has full and fine flavour somewhat like hazelnut!"

Above words and picture about cheddar from here

All the best Jan


Poppy said...

A very interesting post on cheddar! I've noticed a bit of a difference between the cheddar I grew up with in Canada and the one I buy here in Greece which comes from Ireland. Both, though are delicious. Just recently, I also read that some cheddar contains colour, as you note here, which is disappointing.


Tom said...

...bacon makes everything better.

Debbie said...

i love small finger foods like this! and what tom said "bacon makes everything better"!!

Valerie-Jael said...

I love cheddar cheese, and am happy to say that you can buy god cheddar even here in Germany these days, Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie. And congrats to Prof. Noakes, well done!

Lorrie said...

Cheddar cheese is a staple in our kitchen. These little morsels look delectable!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I mean really, who doesn't love cheese, maybe I do a little too much Jan 😀 Another super little appetiser here, merci beaucoup and happy weekend.

The Happy Whisk said...

This is not something I would eat but it was something I would have eaten, back in the day. Love the fun-shaped bowl.

Lisabella Russo said...

Interesting about cheddar and it seems like a fun recipe. I may give it a try with nuts, it looks yummy.

happyone said...

I like cheddar too. : )
Rolled in Parmesan is the way I would go.

Jess@Fairday's Blog said...

What an interesting post! I don't eat meat- so I loved hearing the alternatives you gave to using bacon (I do miss bacon). :)

Thanks for sharing!

Mary Kirkland said...

That looks good and I love bacon. I've had several kinds of cheese balls and some are really good while other, not so much.

Lee said...

They do look and sound delicious. I might just have to make've twisted my arm! :)

Karen said...

My sister Mildred sent me to your blog. So glad to find these recipes. I am learning about the Keto diet and wanting to avoid medication for seizures.

riitta k said...

This sounds so delicious too! - * a cheese lover*

Bob Bushell said...

Good day Jan, I love snacks and this one takes my mind away, but isn't it too fattening?

Conniecrafter said...

this reminds me of my mother in law, she use to get cheese ball rolled in pecans every christmas time

Lowcarb team member said...

Reply to Karen who said:

"My sister Mildred sent me to your blog. So glad to find these recipes. I am learning about the Keto diet and wanting to avoid medication for seizures."

Many thanks for your comment ... Yes, I am not a medical expert, but reading around various blogs and sites on the internet, the keto diet does seem to be able to have a positive outcome for some children and adults who have seizures, and there is a little more about that here:

Sending my good wishes

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Reply to Bob who said:
"Good day Jan, I love snacks and this one takes my mind away, but isn't it too fattening?"

Many thanks for your question.
Speaking from a personal perspective (non of the low carb team are medical professionals) Eddie and I live the LCHF lifestyle, and we choose to do so because it helps Eddie keep his blood sugars at a normal level (he is Type 2 Diabetic). I do so because it just made sense to me to NOT base my meals around too much carbohydrate/sugars ...

That is to say our menu plans are based on a lower carbohydrate content, a moderate protein content and higher (healthy) fats content.

There is a little more about it on the two links I give below, which you may find of interest:

My good wishes - enjoy your weekend

All the best Jan

Magic Love Crow said...

This is my kind of snack! LOL!

Lisa said...

Bacon and cheese is a winning combo every time.
Lisa x