Stilton and Walnut Balls Recipe

Stilton and Walnut Balls

  • Knob of butter
  • 50g/2oz walnut halves
  • 200g/7oz Stilton, crumbled, at room temperature
  • 50g/2oz unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp port
  • 1 tbsp green peppercorn
  • 1 tbsp flatleaf parsley


  1. Heat a knob of butter in the frying pan, and fry the walnut halves for 1-2 minutes until they are just toasted. Allow to cool and then blend in a food processor until finely chopped.
  2. Roughly mash the Stilton and butter together in a bowl. Mash in the port and peppercorns, then chill in the fridge for at least three hours but preferably overnight.
  3. Mix the parsley into the chopped nuts and place into a small bowl.
  4. Roll teaspoonfuls of the mixture into small balls, then dip them into chopped nuts until evenly coated. Place onto a tray lined with baking paper and chill in the fridge until ready to serve.
  5. To serve, pop a cocktail stick into each one and pile onto a plate

A simple and easy recipe, make an amazing canape and very festive.