Jack-O-Lantern Cheese Ball

• 2 cups of shredded Farm Country Cheese House Cheddar Cheese
• ¼ cup pumpkin puree
• ¼ cup pineapple or apricot preserves
• ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
• ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
• 1 large pretzel rod, broken in half
• 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
• Dark rye bread
• Red pepper
• Black olive slices
• Crackers

Combine Cheddar and cream cheese, pumpkin, preserves and spices in medium bowl; beat until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours, until cheese mixture is firm enough to shape. Shape mixture into round pumpkin, place on serving plate. Using a knife, cut shallow vertical lines down pumpkin. Place pretzel rod in top for stem. Cut rye bread into triangles for eyes, cut red pepper into triangle, for nose and cut olives in half to make the mouth. Serve with assorted crackers.