Hoot! Hoot! The Palmetto Cheese Owl is a great project to do with the kids and a creative way to serve Palmetto Cheese for your next gathering.
Here is what you’ll need:
2 tubs of Palmetto Cheese – Original, Jalapeno or Bacon
1 1/2 cups Pecan halves, toasted
1 pkg Ritz Crackers
Large olives stuffed with pimentos
How to make an owl:
Place the pecans on a sheet pan and toast in a 350F oven for 5-10 minutes. Cool completely. After cooled, chop 1 cup of the pecans and reserve the best halves for the owl’s chest.
On the center of a serving tray scoop out your Palmetto Cheese to make a bowling pin shape. A rubber spatula works best. For the body, use about a tub and a half and use the remaining PC for the head. Shape using the spatula.
Cover your owl body completely with chopped pecans. Down the center of the larger bottom portion, arrange your pecan halves in rows of 3.
For the eyes and mouth:
– Make three slices from the largest part of a carrot. Two slices will be for the eyes. Cut the remaining slice into a point to make the owl’s beak.
– Slice a large stuffed olive into two slices.
To make the eyes, place two crackers on the head of the owl. Top the crackers with a slice of carrot and top the carrot with an olive slice.
For the wings: arrange crackers on the sides of your owl’s body to make it look like wings.
We finished it off by giving the owl some ears made out of pretzel sticks and placed fresh cut rosemary around it.
We hope you enjoy making the Palmetto Cheese Owl!!