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|Parmesan cheese, freshly grated|
|onion, finely chopped|
|carrot, finely chopped|
|celery, finely chopped|
|OPTIONAL: walnuts, chopped medium coarse|
|OPTIONAL: a few large leaves of radicchio, for garnish||•||•||•|
In a large mixing bowl or an electric mixer, blend all the ingredients except the nuts. Place the mixture on a large piece of plastic wrap (preferably Saran brand). Bring up the edges of the plastic and using the wrap and your hands, form the mixture into a ball. Place it in a small, deep bowl to help hold its shape and then refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
If desired, when firm, roll the cheese ball in the
NOTE: Lightly toasting the walnuts brings out their flavor. Place the chopped walnuts on a baking sheet and bake in a 350°F. oven for about 10 minutes or until their color deepens slightly.
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