"cheese head" appetizer has been a hit at Halloween parties for several years now. It's tasty, and disgusting all at the same time! It's also quite easy to make, and will make a great impression on your Halloween guests... if you can just get them to take that first bite!
~Face Mold (You can find the ones used to make masks at an art supply store)*
~Wide straw (McDonald's ones work well)
~Cheese ball mixture - may need a double recipe, depending on the size of your mold. **
~Thin Sliced (Italian ham) Prosciutto (3 oz should be plenty)
~Several Olives (At least 2 colors. Get a variety big ones with pits, black & green, and already pitted if you want to play around with what works best. See Step 3 for details)
~Crackers for serving
~2, 8 oz pkgs cream cheese, softened
~2-3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
~3 Tbl. mayonnaise
~1 Tbl. horseradish (or cajun seasoning to taste)
*If you can't find a mold, you could try this with a hard plastic halloween mask--just line with plastic wrap to cover the eyeholes. But a mold will work better.
**Use any cheese ball recipe that features cream cheese and will hold it's shape.