Pesto-Cheese Logs

Course : Appetizers
Serves: 2 logs
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1/3 Cup walnuts toasted
8 ounces cream cheese softened
1/3 Cup prepared pesto sauce
1/3 Cup feta cheese crumbled
2 Teaspoons cracked black pepper
2 tablespoons parsley chopped fresh
1 package Assorted crackers
1 medium Carrot slivers for garnish
1 bunch parsley for garnish
1 bunch fresh thyme for garnish

Preparation / Directions:

Process walnuts in food processor or usin on/off pulsing action until walnuts are ground, but not pasty. Remove from food processor; set aside. Process cream cheese, pesto and feta cheese in food processor until smooth. Spread 3/4 cup cheese mixture on waxed paper and form 4-inch log. Wrap waxed paper around cheese log. Repeat with remaining cheese mixture. Refrigerate logs at least 4 hours, until well chilled. Roll each chilled log to form 5-inch log. Combine walnuts and pepper. Roll 1 log in nut mixture to coat. Combine carrot and parsley. Roll remaining log in carrot mixture to coat. Serve immediatly or wrap and refrigerate up to a day before serving. To serve, thinly slice log and serve with crackers. Garnish, if desired.

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