Nutty Orange Cheese Spread

8 oz. Neufchatel cheese
½ cup grated carrot
¼ cup chopped pecans
1/8 cup orange juice
8-12 oz grated cheddar cheese
¼ cup chopped raisins
Dried parsley

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl or food processor. Beat together until well blended. You may add more orange juice, depending on the consistency you desire. Place in a small bowl or roll in dried parsley and then shape into a log or cheese ball. Delicious on crackers or celery sticks.

Barbara Warner