This cheese ball is a great last-minute snack to make when you’re expecting guests. It’s quick and easy and everyone will love it.
In case you’ve forgotten, there is a pretty big football game coming up. If you need a last minute snack to make, a Cheese Ball 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 cheese ball 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 cheese balls 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.
The ingredients are pretty basic – cream cheese, cheddar cheese, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and walnuts. I sometimes add a couple shakes of Tabasco sauce if I want it to have a bit of a kick. I usually follow my Grandma’s traditional recipe, but the beautiful thing about a cheese ball 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.
Serve the cheese ball 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 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
- 8 ounces cream cheese (regular or light/neufchatel)
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup walnut halves or pieces, chopped
- Add all ingredients to a large bowl. Mix until uniform. Form into one large, or two smaller balls 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.
Cheese Ball Nutrition Notes:
To reduce total and saturated fat in this cheese ball, use light cream cheese/neufchatel.