In case you’ve forgotten, tomorrow is Superbowl Sunday. If you need a last minute snack to make, a cheeseball is a good one. It’s very fast and easy to make, has a short ingredient list, and all the ingredients are easy to find.
Ever since I remember, this cheeseball was a part of all my family gatherings. It was on my Grandma’s regular recipe repertoire (say that 3 times fast!) and was always gobbled up at every party it was present at. You don’t see cheeseballs around much anymore – they seem to be one of those things that you’d see in those retro cookbooks with ladies in aprons and big hair. I’d like to see them make a comeback, so hopefully you all make one after seeing how easy and delicious it is.
In honor of tomorrow’s game, I made mine in the shape of a football. I thought the boys at the party I’m bringing it too would get a kick out of it (get it – “kick” – haha!).
The ingredients are pretty basic – cream cheese, cheddar cheese, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and walnuts. I also threw in a couple shakes of Tabasco sauce on a whim. I made my Grandma’s traditional recipe, but the beautiful thing about a cheeseball is that you can tailor it to your taste. You could use any soft cheese (I think goat cheese would be amazing) and any harder cheese you like. You could also adjust the seasonings to your taste.
Mix the ingredients together in a large bowl until the mixture is uniform – it’s easiest to do this with your hands. Then shape in into a ball (or football, or whatever) and roll it in chopped walnuts. Simple as that.
I used string cheese for the laces on the football. Serve the cheeseball with your favorite crackers. You can serve it as soon as you’re done shaping it, otherwise wrap it tightly in plastic and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve it. It’s best served at room temperature.
- 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup walnut halves chopped
Add all ingredients to a large bowl. Mix until uniform. Form into a ball and roll in chopped walnuts. Serve immediately or wrap in plastic and refrigerate until ready to use. Best if served at room temperature. Serve with crackers and/or bread.