Technically, this is a cheese ball or a cheese log, but I read a very in depth article about how cheese 'balls' and 'logs' (heh) are not in style and they turn people off. So, I went with 'spread' instead.Who cares, really, it tastes delicious and that is all that matters.
Gouda and Sun Dried Tomato Cheese Spread
Makes about 3 cups
1 (8-ounce) package soft cream cheese
2 cups shredded gouda cheese or Colby (8 ounces)
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
1/4 cup sliced oil-packed sun dried tomatoes, drained
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)
Assorted cracker, if desired
1. Mix cream cheese and Gouda cheese in medium bowl until blended. Stir in chives, tomatoes and garlic powder.
2. Shape mixture into 1 large or 2 small balls or logs; roll in walnuts. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours but no longer than 2 weeks. Serve with crackers.
Recipe from DVO.com