Merry Cheeseball!


My family loves a good cheeseball. Every Christmas this retro crowd-pleaser appears alongside the cheese and pickle tray, in a variety of flavours, shapes, and sizes. The one pictured here is a traditional cheeseball in every sense. One might even say it’s predictable. But that’s the beauty of it; you always know what to expect when you schmear it on a cracker. Feel free to take this recipe, adapt it, add your favourite flavours, kick it up a knotch, make it nouveau, or just keep it as is – a good ol’ traditional cheeseball! -bvox

Traditional Cheeseball

  • 1 package of cream cheese (light will work)
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-2 drops Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-2 drops hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • Fresh herbs, minced (optional)
  • 1/2 cup nuts (I like almonds)
  1. Lightly toast the nuts in a low oven (300 F) for about 10 minutes, tossing them once halfway through. Chop them into small bits.
  2. Cream first eight ingredients together in a bowl. Form into one large or two smaller shaped balls.
  3. Roll in chopped nuts until completely coated. Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.




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One thought on “Merry Cheeseball!

  1. Shiny Tomato December 15, 2015 at 7:50 am Reply

    I do love me a good cheese ball!

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