Wine Food Pairing ... Nuttin' is Better than a Cheese Ball with Nuts!

The holiday season is here and wine food pairing is important for all your entertaining.

If you have a few hours notice, nothing could be easier to put together than a delicious cheese ball. Somehow, the festive look just seems to go with the season. Combine cream cheese, cheddar and a ranch dressing mix together in a bowl....season with Worcestershire sauce, tabasco, paprika and garlic powder. I like to get my hands involved in the mixing and then form in a big ball.

You will want to have chopped pecans on a plate and then proceed to roll the cheese ball to coat. Garnish with two pecan halves, a piece of pimiento and a sprig of parsely. Chill for several hours and then bring out fridge a half hour before your guests arrive so the cheese is "cracker" ready.

Pair this with a buttery Chardonnay or a delightful Sauvignon Blanc and you have a real show stopper! Nuttin' could be better for you wine food pairing event! CHEERS!

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