This favorite Christmas cheese ball recipe can be modified in so many ways. In the photo above, we added tamari almonds to make a holiday pine cone cheese ball. However, there are numerous variations: add taco seasoning and cilantro for a south-of-the-border flavor; chopped pepperoni, onions and green peppers make a yummy pizza cheese ball; bacon bits are always a welcome addition; nuts add crunch and flavor. The only limit to the variations is your imagination. And, if you’ve never made a cheese ball before because you’ve been too intimidated to attempt it, you’ll quickly learn how to make a cheese ball – and a fabulous one at that – with this simple, yet impressive, recipe. Share it with friends and family on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.
You won’t believe how easily this recipe for a cheese ball comes together! Thoroughly combine room temperature Cabot Cream Cheese, shredded Cabot Sharp Cheddar,Cabot Plain Greek Yogurt, minced garlic, Worcestershire sauce and, if using, Sriracha or Tabasco. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Now it’s time to get creative! Make your favorite shape and serve with crackers, pretzels or veggies. To make the holiday pine cone cheese ball pictured, shape the cheese mixture into a pine cone shape and cover completely with tamari almonds and add sprigs of rosemary or another herb to the top.
For another crowd-pleasing and impressive appetizer dish, check out our beautiful Cheddar Island Cheese Platter. Did you know Cabot is a co-operative of over 1,000 farm families who continuously strive to produce the best dairy products around? If you love this cheddar cheese ball recipe as much as we do, we’d really appreciate it if you could rate and review it when you have the chance!
1 package (8 ounce) Cabot Cream Cheese, at room temperature
8 ounces Cabot Sharp Cheddar (or your favorite Cabot Cheddar), shredded (about 2 cups)
2 tablespoons Cabot Plain Greek Yogurt1 clove garlic, minced
1 dash Worcestershire Sauce
1 dash Sriracha or Tabasco (optional)
Get the ingredients you need at a convenient nearby location.
COMBINE all ingredients thoroughly and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
CREATE your favorite shape and serve with crackers, pretzels or veggies.
Love this idea! Can't wait to make this for our Holiday party…Thanks Cabot!!