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Super easy (make ahead!) Bruschetta Cheese Ball takes just minutes to whip up and is always a total show stopping appetizer! Loaded with fresh tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil, Parmesan, mozzarella and garlic and herb cheese then rolled in crispy panko breadcrumbs all served with toasted baguette slices = irresistibly delicious!
You guys are in for a treat a cheesy, creamy, tangy, garlic and herb, tomato bursting, palate pleasing treat!
I have always loved cream cheese Bruschetta – AKA smothering my toasted baguette slices with cream cheese then piling with tomatoes, fresh basil, etc. AND I have always loved cheese ball appetizers – there simply isn’t a tastier way to consume cheese and crackers. So I decided to play matchmaker and marry my two loves to create a simply irresistible flavor bursting Bruschetta Cheese Ball!
This Bruschetta Ball is quite possibly the best way ever to consume bruschetta AKA bruschetta cocooned with velvety cheese…drool. It makes the perfect crowd pleasing appetizer any time of year, but I find it especially festive for Spring (think Easter celebrations!) with its fresh tomatoes and fresh basil. Its also a favorite appetizer of mine to bring to special occasions or any occasion, really, because not only is it crazy delicious and crazy easy, its a make-ahead appetizer which means its 100% stress free entertaining – And that makes me giddy!
To make this Bruschetta Cheese Ball, whip together your cream cheese, sour cream, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, fresh tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil, a dash of balsamic and your secret ingredient, Boursin® Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese.
If you have never tried Boursin® Cheese, you are going to fall in love – Boursin cheeses simply make everything 1000x better, including this Bruschetta Cheese Ball and are so good you can eat them plain! The world’s first variety of Boursin® was created in 1957 in Normandy by Francois Boursin who was inspired by a long-standing traditional dish, fromage frais (fresh cheese), in which guests mixed their own seasoned cheese from a bowl of fine herbs. The expert cheese maker introduced his own line of flavored fresh cheeses and Boursin® Garlic & Fine Herbs was born.
Today, Boursin® cheeses can be found in 35 countries across five continents. You can now purchase Boursin® cheeses at Walmart (located in the cheese bunker by the deli) for substantial savings over specialty stores (approximtely $1-$1.69 less than other retailers), which I love to do, especially because I like to stock up on this favorite cheese so I can always be ready for any occasion with this Bruschetta Cheese Ball or my other absolute crave-worthy make ahead (or instant) Party Trick, my 3 Ingredient Best EVER Bean Dip, starring Boursin® Monterey Jack and Spicy Pepper Cheese Dip! It is out of this world delish, or as the title suggests, the “Best EVER” Bean dip! View this recipe HERE.
Now back to this Bruschetta Cheese Ball. After you have mixed your ingredients together, you drop the cheese mixture onto a large piece of plastic wrap and roll it up tightly into a ball. Don’t worry about it being perfect – you can reshape it later – then let it harden a bit in the the freezer for 1-2 hours or in the refrigerator until you are ready for it.
Meanwhile, you are going to toast your bread-like coating of panko in some butter then stir in some sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil.
Then to truly make this Cheese Ball taste like Bruschetta, you toast baguette slices by brushing with olive oil, flipping over then baking for 6-8 minutes, just until the edges begin to golden. These tasty morsels themselves require self control to stop munching plain, let alone smothered in silky, bruschetta cheese.
Finally, when the Bruschetta Cheese Ball has hardened slightly, roll it in your panko mixture, garnish with some fresh tomatoes and basil and savory, herb and tomato infused, tangy, creamy bliss is ready to be devoured in one sitting. Seriously, you won’t be able to stop snacking on this cheesiness!
With Easter coming up, you can get inspired by more Party Tricks, appetizers and recipe ideas by going to boursinpartytricks.com and to find the Walmart nearest you to purchase Boursin cheeses!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Boursin. The opinions and text are all mine.