Black Onesies, brown onesie


16  oz. softened cream cheese
1/4 lb Swiss cheese, grated
1/4 lb crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup brandy
1 clove garlic, chopped finely
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
2 cups Whole Natural or Blanched Whole
toasted almonds


Combine first 6 ingredients; beat until smooth.  Cover
and refrigerate 1 hour.  Form cheese mixture into the
shape of  a large pinecone.  Place on serving plate.  
Beginning at narrow end of cone, carefully press
almonds about 1/4 inch deep into cheese mixture in
rows, making sure that pointed end of each almond
extends at a slight angle,   Continue pressing almonds
into cheese mixture in rows, with rows slightly
overlapping, until all cheese is covered.  Garnish
pinecone with pine sprigs, if desired.
Serve with crackers.
Serves 25.