If you’re looking for a delicious and festive appetizer to serve at a holiday party, be sure to add this fresh cranberry cheese ball recipe to your menu! Balls of Cabot Cheddar cheese and Cabot Greek Yogurt are rolled in a mixture of chopped dried cranberries and chopped pistachios for an appetizer that’s satisfying, both in texture and flavor, and delightful to look at. These cranberry cheese balls are also quick and easy to make, which is an extra bonus. After making them, share the recipe with family and friends on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or Instagram.
To make about 2 dozen cheddar cheese balls, place grated Cabot Sharp Cheddar, Extra Sharp Cheddar, Lite50 Sharp Cheddar orNew York Vintage Cheddar cheese and enough of Cabot Lowfat Plain Greek Yogurt (or Plain Greek Yogurt) in a medium bowl. Using a fork, combine cheddar cheese and yogurt to make a cheese mixture that holds together well and shape into balls.
Mix chopped pistachios and chopped dried cranberries together in another bowl. Roll each cheese ball in mixture, pressing in firmly to coat. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Just before serving, if desired, insert small piece of rosemary in each ball.
Looking for another festive appetizer that will wow your guests? Our Cranberry Cheddar Pita Bites are always a hit too. Cabot is a co-operative of over 800 farm families. We work hard to produce our award-winning dairy products. We’d love to hear your feedback on this cheddar cheese ball recipe so, if you have a chance, please rate and review it.
8 ounces Cabot Sharp Cheddar, Extra Sharp Cheddar, Lite50 Sharp Cheddar, or New York Vintage Cheddar, grated (about 2 cups)
¼ – ⅓ cup Cabot Lowfat Plain Greek Yogurt or Cabot Plain Greek Yogurt
½ cup finely chopped pistachios
½ cup finely chopped dried cranberries
About 24 short pieces fresh rosemary (optional)
Get the ingredients you need at a convenient nearby location.
COMBINE grated cheese and yogurt together in a medium-sized bowl with a fork, to make mixture that holds together well.
SHAPE cheese mixture into about 2 dozen (1-inch) balls.
MIX together pistachios and cranberries in another bowl. Roll each ball in mixture, pressing in firmly to coat.
COVER and refrigerate until ready to serve. Just before serving, insert small piece of rosemary in each ball if desired.
Such a great festive idea and so fun and easy to make. Our friends loved them!!