Roquefort Grape recipe

{Little Bites} Roquefort Grapes

by Megan on December 27, 2011

As we bring another year to a close, I have a perfect little bite to go with your New Years champagne or cider.

These little grape and cheese balls are great if your going to a big celebration, or just having a little intimate gathering at home. They are just quite simply, fresh little grapes all dressed up for the holidays, in a cream cheese and blue cheese mixture, rolled in nuts.They can be made ahead of time so you don’t have to fuss when it’s party time!

Simple, delicious, and elegant!

For me, that’s what it’s all about!

Grape cheese balls

But these little cheese balls aren’t just for New Year’s Eve.

Oh no!

I have had these little gems on many occasions, including my own wedding. And today, I’m taking them  to a virtual birthday party!

Happy Bloggy Birthday Shelby!!!

Shelby, from the terrific blog, The Life and Love of Grumpy’s Honeybunch, is having a 4 year celebration.  I’ve been following Shelby and Grumpy for… well, almost the whole time! I love keeping up with the family story and I love to see what’s cookin in her home. You will find lots of recipes including her party recipe for Brie Popover Bites.

And she is having a $50.00 gift card giveaway.

-Giveaway Closed!

Now for the details on the Giveaway and how to enter – Good Luck!

  1. Leave a comment on this blog post telling me your favorite appetizer.
  2. Visit the blog links that will take you to my blogging buddies page where they have joined in the celebration party and leave a comment on their post.  Each comment will count as One (1) entry.
  3. Giveaway will end on January 7th at 5 PM EST.
  4. Winner will be announced on January 8th via blog post on The Life & Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch.
  5. Winner will be chosen via random drawing – drawing to be done by Grumpy.
  6. Value of giftcard will be $50 and is your choice of ONE of the options listed below:
  • Sears
  • Kohl’s
  • Amazon
  • Target
  • Wal-Mart
  • Chili’s
  • Uno’s
  • Marshalls / T.J. Maxx
  • Bed, Bath & Beyond
  • Macaroni Grill
  • Olive Garden
  • Starbucks
  • Barnes & Noble

Blue cheese bites

Now, help yourself to some Roquefort grapes,  and…

Let’s Party!

 

Roquefort Grapes

  • 6 oz whole almonds
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 oz crumbled Roquefortcheese
  • 2 TBSP cream
  • 1 pound seedless grapes, red or green, washed and dries
  1. To toast nuts, preheat oven to 275 degrees.
  2. Spread nuts on baking sheet and bake until light golden brown. Chop cooled nuts rather coarsely and spread out on a plate.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the cream cheese, Roquefort cheese, and cream. Beat till combined and smooth.
  4. Drop clean, dry, grape into cheese mixture and gently stir by hand to coat them. Then roll the coated grapes in nuts and put on a tray lined with wax paper.
  5. Chill until ready to serve.

 

Note: There is a link collection at the end of this post that will take you to each blogger’s post where you can see what appetizer they made, and leave a comment for an entry in the giveaway.

This post is also linked to:
A Little Nosh

 

 

 

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 rebecca December 27, 2011 at 9:34 am

wow these are pure genius happy new year

2 Amy @ uTryIt December 27, 2011 at 1:14 pm

These are so cute and perfect for celebrations! My favorite appetizer is a cheese and fruit platter with some bubbly. Simple and satisfying. :)

3 Coleens Recipes December 27, 2011 at 1:35 pm

WOW, getting pretty fancy here!! These look absolutely delicious.

4 claudia lamascolo December 27, 2011 at 1:55 pm

megan these look delicious!

5 Barbara @ Barbara Bakes December 27, 2011 at 3:48 pm

So fun that you posted a recipe you had at your wedding. They look elegant and delicious! Wishing you a new year filled with only good things!

6 Bunny December 27, 2011 at 5:59 pm

I have to try these! I’ve made olives wrapped in cream cheese rolled in nuts….now I have to try these!!! Thank you!!

7 Julie December 27, 2011 at 6:26 pm

These look delicious. Not sure what we’re doing for New Year’s but these may end up on the menu.

8 Paula (Salad in a Jar) December 27, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Seems easy enough. Where’s the picture of you at your wedding eating these? :-)

9 Katrina December 27, 2011 at 6:40 pm

I have never heard of doing this, but those sure look great!
Question, I don’t like bleu cheeses, would you know of another
kind to suggest, or would they still be good without that cheese!

10 Platanos, Mangoes and Me! December 28, 2011 at 7:46 am

I remember having these in Belgium, but with green grapes. Loved them.

Wishing you and yours a very Healthy and Happy New Year.

Norma

11 Elizabeth December 28, 2011 at 12:17 pm

These look awsome! My favorite appetizer is Bacon wrapped Water chestnuts!

12 Katy December 29, 2011 at 11:59 am

Megan, I am pretty sure that I NEED a plateful of these right now! I am swooning for these…roquefort cheese and almonds and grapes. Too too good! I fear if I make these I would not have any left to share because I would eat them all!

Best wishes for the year year, always, all ways!

13 Anna @ the shady pine January 5, 2012 at 3:56 am

These all look simply delicious!

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