by Lisa Lozano
Did you know that today is National Cheese Ball Day? Probably not, since it’s not exactly up there with Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July in terms of widely known national holidays. But we’re making it easy for you to celebrate with six yummy cheese ball recipes!
To start with, we have an elevated cheese ball with an elegant presentation that would make it a great appetizer to bring to a potluck. The earthiness of goat cheese is balanced with the freshness of sour cream, dill and chives.
For dessert, we have a rich, creamy cannoli cheese ball for you! Yup, you heard that right – a cheese ball that has all the flavors of a cannoli, served with vanilla cookies and graham crackers for dipping.
A buffalo-wing-style cheese ball? Yes, please! This recipe combines cream cheese, sour cream, blue cheese, pretzels, cheddar, hot sauce and minced veggies for a creamy, tangy, spicy flavor explosion. Serve with carrots and celery sticks. Yum!
This cheese ball was presented in the shape of a cheese ball for football season, but you can shape it any way you like for a year-round treat. The tangy ranch flavor pairs perfectly with a salty bacon crust – can we eat this right now?
This sweet, savory and spicy cheese ball is Rachael’s mom’s recipe, and a family classic. It combines the sharp flavor of cheddar with tangy cream cheese, spicy chutney and ginger, and the richness of macadamia nuts.
This cheese ball is a creamy blend of all your favorite Mexican flavors, with pepper jack cheese, salsa, cilantro and lime blended with cream cheese for creaminess and finished with a crispy tortilla chip crust.
Which of these cheese balls are you excited to try first?