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Playing Bacon, Cheddar and Ranch Cheeseball


  • 1 8-ounce brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup sharp New York cheddar, shredded
  • A small handful fresh chives, finely chopped, plus more for garnish
  • A small handful fresh dill, finely chopped
  • A small handful flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and chopped


Serves: 8-10


In a bowl, mix together cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar and half of the chives, dill and parsley. (Reserve the remaining herbs for rolling the ball.)

Form the cheese mixture into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap to chill for at least 1 hour.

When you are ready to serve, remove the cheese ball from the fridge and roll it in the bacon and remaining herbs. Form it into a football shape, using a few small-cut chives to make stiches on the top so it looks like a football.

Serve with potato chips, Ritz crackers and pretzels alongside.