When planning for a party, it’s daunting to plan food for your guests. Luckily enough, our Party Cheese Ball recipe makes a delicious appetizer that you can make ahead of time. This cheese ball recipe is filled with varying cheese like cream cheese, cheddar cheese, blue cheese, or whatever cheese you may happen to have at home. One thing to know about cheese before heading onto this recipe is that they come in either mild or pungent flavor.
It’s something to keep in mind before heading out and buying more cheese that this recipe doesn’t require. Most recipes suggest the standard portion of cream cheese and sharp cheddar cheese, but our addition of blue cheese incorporates a creamy texture and sharper flavor. You can omit the blue cheese altogether but we prefer a slight kick to the taste.
The recipe also recommends making this the day before. This allows the mixture to chill for 8 hours which will make them hard enough and stand the structure of a ball. If you are out of time to refrigerate them, cover the container in cling wrap and freeze them for a faster chilling process. And, to ease your burden, we recommend trying our Mashed Potato Cheese Puff recipe to wow your guests.
How To Make Party Cheese Balls
A ball of cheese symphony in every bite, this cheese ball recipe is a truly delectable appetizer that would have you grabbing for more.
Place the cheeses in a small mixing bowl and let the overall combination stand at room temperature until it softens.
Add in the onion and Worcestershire sauce. Using a hand mixer, beat everything at low speed.
Afterwhich, beat the mixture until it turns fluffy, making sure to scrape the side and bottom of the bowl.
Cover the bowl and chill it for at least 8 hours.
Shape the mixture into several small balls.
Serve the cheese balls on a plate alongside some parsley. Grab a piece and enjoy!
For small balls, insert a pick in each one and serve with crackers. You can also arrange the crackers around a large ball which you can use as a spread.
- Sugar: 1g
- Calcium: 148mg
- Calories: 135kcal
- Carbohydrates: 2g
- Cholesterol: 37mg
- Fat: 12g
- Fiber: 1g
- Iron: 1mg
- Potassium: 69mg
- Protein: 6g
- Saturated Fat: 7g
- Sodium: 252mg
- Vitamin A: 401IU
- Vitamin C: 1mg
Frequently Asked Questions
What other types of cheese can I use for this cheese ball recipe?
Other cheeses you can try are mozzarella cheese, feta cheese, gouda cheese or even cottage cheese. Despite allowing substitution, remember that there are cheeses with pungent taste so be mindful of what you choose.
What is Worcestershire sauce?
A fermented condiment with malt and spirit vinegar, molasses, red onions, garlic, anchovies, and other seasonings. It provides a sweet and savory flavor with a slight tang.
ConclusionA cheese ball recipe filled with a sharp and savory flavor that would pierce through your palate. The onions and parsley flakes are a fresh addition to mild out the 3 kinds of cheese. Making the cheese ball ahead of time is an important step to allow their flavors to come together in one delectable goodness.
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