Caramelized Onion & Toma Cheese Ball

Caramelized Onion & Toma Cheese Ball

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 Caramelized Onion & Toma Cheese Ball


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced

Salt and pepper

8 oz cream cheese, softened

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

4 oz Point Reyes Toma, grated

¼ teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped

¼ cup fresh parsley & chives, minced (for garnish)

1 teaspoon paprika

Crackers for serving


Heat olive oil in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Add onions, season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until caramelized, about 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.


In a mixing bowl, combine cooled caramelized onions, cream cheese, Dijon, Toma and thyme.  Form cheese mixture into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.


In a mixing bowl, combine minced parsley, chives and paprika.  Remove plastic wrap from cheese ball and roll in herb-paprika mixture.


Serve with crackers.