Sherry Cheese Hedgehog

from Entertaining Ideas from Williamsburg


  • 12 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/3 cup sherry
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne
  • 2 cups slivered almonds, toasted
  • currants
  • nutmeg

Page 1 of 2

Sherry Cheese Hedgehog continued.


Combine the cheeses, sherry, curry powder, salt, and cayenne in a food processor. Chill for several hours. Form a mound for the body with 3/4 of the mixture. Insert slivered almonds for the spines. Model the face and ears from the remaining mixture. Use currants for the eyes. Color the face and ears with a shake of nutmeg. Chill. Serve with sliced bread or crackers.

Page 2 of 2

© 2023 The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation