A bite sized Appetizer or snack is always a winner and these Peach and Cheese Ball sticks are absolutely divine !
If there is one type of food I will always give preference to, it is anything on a stick ! These Peach and Cheese Ball Sticks are no different and we all loved them.
I buy a monthly magazine, affiliated to one of our supermarkets, and I always find more than one recipe to try out in each magazine.
The recent edition were packed with food on sticks (and yes, I tried more than one). But I have to say that I changed this recipe to suit my family’s taste and only stuck to the idea and somewhat of the recipe.
I served these Peach and Cheese Ball Sticks as an appetizer and they were all gone in a flash. You will also notice that I did not thread each stick in the same order. Instead I gave preference to the cheese balls and peach wedges to use as a base (makes the sticks stand upright better)
The sticks also do not have to stand upright, you can lay them flat as well. I did a mixture on our main platter. Some standing up, others I left on their sides and the platter as a whole still looked quite impressive.
I also used Yellow Cherry Tomatoes because for some weird reason, the Tomato seeds hubby and I planted this year, turned out yellow tomatoes.
The packet says RED Cherry Tomatoes, but all of them turned out yellow and also have a pear kind of shape. No idea what they are really called, but we do like them, a little sweeter than the red variety, and also a bit less tasty overall.
Stick to Red Cherry Tomatoes if you prefer, I only used the Yellow as I hate wasting any kind of food, especially when we grow them ourselves.
Peach And Cheese Ball Sticks
- 200 g Goat's Cheese ( 7 oz )
- 1/2 cup Chives finely chopped
- 2 Peaches sliced into 12 wedges, any firm type (I used Nectarines)
- 1/2 Red Onion cut into small squares
- 6 Cherry Tomatoes Yellow or Red ( halved )
- 12 Basil Leaves
Divide the Cheese in 12 equal sized pieces – roll into balls and then roll into the Chives – chill to firm up (about 20 – 25 minutes)
Thread the Cheese Balls, together with the rest of the ingredients onto medium wooden sticks (the Cheese Balls and Peach wedges make the best standing platforms)
Keep chilled until ready to serve