Party Cheese Ball

Is it really a party if there’s not party cheese ball? I’m not sure! But with this cheese ball with cream cheese recipe, you’ll never need to find out!

This cheese ball with cream cheese is a classic Party Cheese Ball recipe, made with simple ingredients. A must-make for any and all parties! #partycheeseballrecipe #creamcheeseball www.savoryexperiments.com


 

This Party Cheese Ball recipe is a true party appetizer staple. This is a classic cream cheese ball recipe, made with simple ingredients that will keep you hovering need the appetizer table all night long!

There is nothing that says party more than a cream cheese ball. I think of the 50’s housewife who put out the cocktail wieners and grape jelly meatballs.

Maybe a sweet JELLO mold?

This cheese ball with cream cheese is a classic Party Cheese Ball recipe, made with simple ingredients. A must-make for any and all parties! #partycheeseballrecipe #creamcheeseball www.savoryexperiments.com

Cheese balls with cream cheese have been a party staple my entire life. I remember that as a child they were always one of the things I looked forward to eating whenever my family would host a holiday party.

As an adult, I’m not sure if there’s ever been a party I’ve hosted or attended that didn’t have a cream cheese ball sitting on the appetizer table.

This cheese ball with cream cheese is a classic Party Cheese Ball recipe, made with simple ingredients. A must-make for any and all parties! #partycheeseballrecipe #creamcheeseball www.savoryexperiments.com

This the recipe for a classic Party Cheese Ball. No bells or whistles, nothing too out of the ordinary, just a plain cheese ball. That doesn’t mean you can’t add variations to make your party cheese ball fun and exciting, like changing the outside layer.

You could even divide this party cheese ball recipe into 2 or 3 separate balls and roll each one in something different for some variety.

This cheese ball with cream cheese is a classic Party Cheese Ball recipe, made with simple ingredients. A must-make for any and all parties! #partycheeseballrecipe #creamcheeseball www.savoryexperiments.comBut, in some cases, I think recipes are good on their own, without many extras. The simple ingredients in this party cheese ball recipe are what makes it so good. Simple ingredients and lots of flavor.

If I’m serving this party cheese ball recipe as one or two large cheese balls, I like to surround it with a variety of dipping options.

Crackers and pretzels are the obvious ones but cream cheese balls also pair well with fruit slices (especially apple and pair), crostinis or other crunchy bread, veggies (carrots or celery, among others), or even mini bagels. Salami and other similar meats are also a hit.

This cheese ball with cream cheese is a classic Party Cheese Ball recipe, made with simple ingredients. A must-make for any and all parties! #partycheeseballrecipe #creamcheeseball www.savoryexperiments.com

This party cheese ball recipe can also be divided into many mini cheese balls, which I think just serve on a pretzel stick. Making mini cream cheese balls turns this into a much more portable snack and helps prevent everyone from hovering over the tray.

If people are going to hover around an appetizer, it’s probably going to be this cheese ball with cream cheese!

This cheese ball with cream cheese is a classic Party Cheese Ball recipe, made with simple ingredients. A must-make for any and all parties! #partycheeseballrecipe #creamcheeseball www.savoryexperiments.com

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Tools for making this Party Cheese Ball recipe:

Mixing Bowls– make sure to check out my article on Using the Right Mixing Bowl, you’d be surprised how many people aren’t!

This cheese ball with cream cheese is a classic Party Cheese Ball recipe, made with simple ingredients. A must-make for any and all parties! #partycheeseballrecipe #creamcheeseball www.savoryexperiments.com
This cheese ball with cream cheese is a classic Party Cheese Ball recipe, made with simple ingredients. A must-make for any and all parties! #partycheeseballrecipe #creamcheeseball www.savoryexperiments.com

Party Cheese Ball

4.31 from 63 votes
This cheese ball with cream cheese is a classic Party Cheese Ball recipe, made with simple ingredients. A must-make for any and all parties!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chilling: 2 hours 40 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. 
  • Add shredded cheddar cheese, fine sea salt, ground white pepper, cayenne pepper and Worcestershire Sauce, blending well. 
  • Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours. 
  • Form into one large cheese ball or up to 40 small cheese balls. 
  • Mix chopped walnuts and minced parsley in a shallow dish. Roll cheese ball(s) in mixture. If making bite size cheese balls, stick a pretzel stick in each. Refrigerate until ready to serve. 
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, make sure to come back and let us now how it was! 

Nutrition

Calories: 270 kcal, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Protein: 8 g, Fat: 25 g, Saturated Fat: 11 g, Cholesterol: 61 mg, Sodium: 446 mg, Potassium: 125 mg, Sugar: 1 g, Vitamin A: 740 IU, Vitamin C: 0.7 mg, Calcium: 184 mg, Iron: 0.6 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 270
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese ball with cream cheese, party cheese ball
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This cheese ball with cream cheese is a classic Party Cheese Ball recipe, made with simple ingredients. A must-make for any and all parties! #partycheeseballrecipe #creamcheeseball www.savoryexperiments.com
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    This cheese ball is amazing! And perfect timing, I’m planning a charcuterie board this weekend and this would be perfect!

  2. 5 stars
    This is a great throwback recipe. My mom used to make a cheeseball for all special occasions. I had forgotten how good they are. I love the idea of making them individually with the pretzel stick. Tha is such clever idea. Thanks for the great recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    This was such a fun and easy recipe that comes together in a snap! Loved the addition of cayenne pepper; definitely a new favorite recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    Oh my, the mini cheese balls are just the cutest and perfect for a party. We’ll be making this for our Easter celebrations. Thanks for a great recipe!