When I was getting ready to go to the field and see and photograph the harvest of the pistachios the other day I thought long and hard about what I should bring along as a little gift.
I thought about deserts and drinks but they would be spoiled by the heat and would be difficult to be served.
So, I got an idea to make a cheese ball. I love such a recipe because it is very versatile and you can serve it from the field to a super duper fancy dinner party. It also requires no plates and forks or spoons to be served with.
So what best to take with me.
I had at home some Xinomizithra from Crete that I love and decided to use this... But of course you can make it with any sort of cream cheese.
You add nuts, herbs, dried fruit etc inside... and serve it with crackers, veggie sticks etc...
They loved it!! and then I saw a fig tree at the end of the field and so I scored some figs, added some of the cheese mixture and served them with honey!
They were all in heaven!