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Italian Cheese Ball


1 8 oz package cream cheese, at room temperature
½ cup Italian cheese blend, grated
¼ cup Pastene Pitted Kalamata Olives, chopped
¼ cup Pastene Roasted Red Peppers, chopped
8-10 thin slices salami, diced, about 2 oz
1 6.5 oz jar Pastene Quartered and Marinated Artichoke Hearts, drained and chopped
⅛ tsp red pepper flakes
1 2 oz jar Pastene Pignoli (pine nuts), toasted
assorted crackers, for serving


  • Mix the cream cheese, Italian cheese blend, olives, roasted red peppers, salami, artichoke hearts and crushed red pepper flakes in a medium bowl until well combined. Chill until firm and the flavors have blended, at least 4 hours or up to overnight.
  • Shape the mixture into a ball and roll in the pine nuts. Serve with the crackers.

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