Date, Walnut, and Original Blue Log

Date, Walnut, and Original Blue Log

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 Date, Walnut, and Original Blue Log      


1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled Point Reyes Original Blue

1 tablespoon buttermilk

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

3 tablespoons minced pitted Medjool dates (2 to 3 dates)

1 tablespoon minced shallots

½ teaspoon lemon zest

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon black pepper

¼ cup minced fresh parsley

2 ½ tablespoons finely chopped walnuts, toasted


Combine Original Blue, buttermilk and cream cheese in a large bowl, mixing well.  Add dates, shallots, lemon zest, salt and pepper, mixing until fully incorporated. 


Spoon cheese mixture onto a large sheet of plastic wrap. Form into a log, using a rubber spatula and/or your hands. Wrap cheese log in plastic wrap; chill for at least a couple hours or overnight.


Combine parsley and walnuts in a shallow dish. Unwrap cheese log and gently roll in nut mixture, coating well.


Place on a serving plate. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.