Rimfire Cheese Balls

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These yummy creations were on an antipasto platter at the Rimfire Winery at Maclagan (near Toowoomba, Queensland). I just HAD to ask the chef for the recipe! They've become a family favourite.

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  • add   1/2 teaspoon curry powder (or to taste)
  • add   1/2 cup tasty cheese
  • add   1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • add   2 tablespoons mild paprika
  • add   125 g Philadelphia Cream cheese


  1. In a small bowl combine cheeses and curry powder.
  2. Add at least enough curry powder to turn the mixture a pale yellow'eggy' colour- and more if you want it to taste really hot.
  3. Beat until well combined.
  4. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the paprika onto a plate or chopping board.
  5. Take half of the cheese mixture and roll it into a ball.
  6. Now roll the ball in the paprika until well covered.
  7. Wash and dry hands and repeat with the rest of the cheese mixture.
  8. Place cheese balls into a plastic box, cover with a lid and refrigerate until cold.
  9. Serve with water biscuits (cheese crackers).