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cheese roll on a marble board with crackers and almonds.

Cheese Roll

Published by Kate
This easy Cheese Roll with pecans is a fun and flavorful addition to a cheese tray or appetizer spread.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 242 kcal


  • 1 lb Colby Jack cheese
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • To serve: crackers


  • Grate the Colby Jack on a box grater or with the shredding disk of a food processor.
  • Very finely chop the pecans.
  • Place the grated cheese, cream cheese, chopped pecans, onion, worcestershire sauce, and garlic in a large bowl. Mix with a spoon or your hands to combine.
  • Pat the cheese mixture into a 12-inch long log. It will be 2–3 inches in diameter.
  • Sprinkle the chili powder on a cutting board, and roll the cheese log in the chili powder to coat. Use your fingers to sprinkle or pat the chili powder onto the roll as necessary.
  • Serve the cheese roll by slicing it into thin slices and spreading on crackers.


Make sure you use a block of cheese, and NOT pre-shredded cheese. The roll won't stick together if you use pre-shredded cheese. You can substitute Monterey Jack, Cheddar, or Swiss for the Colby Jack cheese, if you'd like. 
You can substitute an equal amount of soy sauce for the worcestershire sauce. You can also substitute one-quarter teaspoon of garlic powder for the minced garlic, and also substitute walnuts for the pecans.
Avoid placing the cheese roll on anything that will stain (such as a marble platter). Instead, place it on a wooden board or another easily washable platter. 


Calories: 242kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 10gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 284mgPotassium: 120mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 706IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 278mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cheese roll
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