Someone on Facebook mentioned that it looks like a Chia Pet. I can see the resemblance. However, my cheese ball tastes MUCH better than a Chia Pet would (not that I've ever tasted one).
Lemon-Herb Goat Cheese Ball
1. Combine an 11oz log of plain goat cheese (about 2 cups crumbled), an 8oz brick softened cream cheese, 1 minced garlic clove, 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, and 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest in a food processor until smooth.
2. Transfer the cheese mixture to the center of a large sheet of plastic wrap and wrap tightly into a ball shape. Refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours or up to two days. (I found that it helped to keep the ball in a reound bowl to help it keep it's shape.)
3. Once the cheese is firm, reshape it as necessary to form a smooth ball. Unwrap and roll in 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh chives. Let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.
I served mine with round pita crackers from Trader Joe's. They go really well with this spread.