Here Are Two Crowd-Pleasing Cheese Ball Recipes for Your Next House Party

Two Irresistible Cheese Ball Recipes With Modern Tweaks

When it comes to party food, cheese balls are a timeless classic. Combining both flair and flavor, it’s a favorite at all types of gatherings. Also, cheese balls are incredibly easy to prepare in advance. While the classic cheese ball is a beloved staple, there are a few modern twists that are not only easy but also add a touch of elegance to your appetizer table.

The Versatile Classic Cheese Ball

A classic cheese ball traditionally features cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, scallions, herbs, and spices. This mixture is shaped into a ball, chilled, and then coated with chopped nuts. However, one of the great things about cheese balls is their versatility. You can easily customize them with a few creative tweaks. Let’s explore two scrumptious and delightful cheese ball recipes that are guaranteed to earn rave reviews!

Classic Nutty Cheese Ball

Classic Nutty Cheese Ball


● 1 (8 oz.) package of cream cheese, room temperature

● 1 (4 oz.) package goat cheese, room temperature

● 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

● ½ tsp. garlic powder

● ¼ tsp. pepper

● ½ cup finely chopped walnut or pecan

● Buttery crackers, for serving


● Take a large bowl and blend the cream cheese, goat cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, garlic powder, and pepper.

● Spoon the mixture onto a piece of plastic wrap and tightly gather the ends together.

● Shape the mixture into a big ball and chill for at least 4 hours until fairly firm or up to 2 days in advance.

● Spread the chopped walnuts on a cutting board, unwrap the cheese ball, discard the plastic, and roll the ball in the chopped nuts to coat.

● Serve with buttery crackers.

Cheddar Cheese Ball Blossom

Cheddar Cheese Ball Blossom


● 12 oz. extra sharp cheddar cheese, room temperature

● 1 (8 oz.) package of cream cheese, room temperature

● ¾ tsp. Greek seasoning

● 1 clove garlic, mashed

● 2 tsp. minced fresh thyme

● 1 small scallion, minced

● 1 (6 oz.) bag of colorful vegetable chips, like Terra Sweets & Beets


● In a food processor, combine extra sharp cheddar cheese, cream cheese, Greek seasoning, and mashed garlic. Purée everything for 2 minutes, until smooth.

● Pulse in minced fresh thyme and minced scallions.

● Transfer the mixture to a serving plate and shape it into a 1-inch thick disk.

● Serve with the vegetable chips.

Stunning Decoration Idea

The vibrant colors of vegetable chips make it effortless to transform this cheese spread from a delightful starter into a stunning focal point. To make the dish more picture-perfect, craft a Terra flower design by arranging chips in a circular pattern of petals inserted into the cheese. Enjoy your delectable cheese balls at your next gathering!