Japanese-Spiced Goat Cheese Ball with Pistachios

Japanese-Spiced Goat Cheese Ball - an easy, gluten-free party appetizer. It's filled with Japanese spices and covered in toasted pistachios! by Lisa Lin of

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Cheese Ball Filling

Pistachio Crust


  1. Mix the goat cheese and neufchâtel cheese in a bowl. Stir in chives, furikake, sesame seeds, and shichimi togarashi. Use 1/4 teaspoon of the shichimi togarashi if you want only a faint trace of heat in the cheese. I used 1/2 teaspoon. Add a pinch of salt, if you like. Scrape cheese onto a large sheet of plastic wrap and shape into a ball. Wrap cheese ball tightly and refrigerate for an hour.
  2. Mix chopped pistachios, sesame seeds and furikake on a plate. Roll chilled cheese ball on the chopped nuts. Sprinkle more chives and shichimi togarashi on the cheese ball, if you like. Use leftover chopped pistachios for your salad or soup.
  3. Serve immediately. Store leftover cheese in an airtight container for up to 5 days.