To intensify the flavor and crunch of the walnuts, toast them before use. Just spread them onto a baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly toasted.
Holiday Feta Cheese Mold
Prepare cheese mixture as directed. Line 4-cup mold with plastic wrap; lightly spray with cooking spray. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley. Fill mold with cheese mixture; cover. Refrigerate as directed. Just before serving, unmold onto serving plate; remove plastic wrap. Garnish as desired.
Holiday Feta Cheese Wreath
Prepare cheese mixture as directed; cover. Refrigerate as directed. Place drinking glass, about 3 inches in diameter, in center of serving platter. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of the cheese mixture around glass, just touching the outer edge of the glass to form a ring; smooth top and side with spatula. Remove glass. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and red bell pepper.