6 slices of thick pepper jack cheese
3 slices of American cheese
1 8 oz. package of cream cheese
½ cup chopped pecans
2 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese
4 drops of liquid smoke
Assorted fruits; apples, oranges, pineapples, and grapes
In a mixer cream the cream cheese. Once smooth begin to add pepper jack cheese and blend until well mixed.
Mix in the liquid smoke. (Be careful, to much liquid smoke will make your cheese ball bitter.)
Gradually add in the cheddar cheese then the American, blend until mixture becomes incorporated into a ball.
Turn cheese mixture out onto a flat wax paper covered surface. Form the cheese mixture into a ball. Wet your hands lightly to better handle the molding of the cheese ball.
On, another piece of wax paper sprinkle out all of the nuts. Then gently roll the cheese ball onto the nuts until all nuts adhere to the cheese ball.
On a display plate add cheese ball to the center and arrange fruit and crackers to your liking.