Candace Karu

Cheese Balls

Small Plates & AppetizersCandace KaruComment

Prep Time:
5 Min

Cook Time:
5 Min

Yields:
Servings

Ingredients

BASIC CHEESE BALL FORMULA

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups Cabot Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 2 shakes Worcestershire Sauce
  • a dash or two of Tabasco or Sriracha Sauce (optional)
  • Add something fun and delicious to roll the whole thing around in. Preferably not nuts of dubious origin.

 

Directions

  1. Mix the cheeses, Worcestershire Sauce, and hot sauce food processor until smooth and blended.
  2. Let chill in refrigerator for several hours.
  3. Make a big ole cheese ball and surround it with crackers. OR:
  4. Make tiny, bite size balls and mix ’em up a bit. Add interesting tastes to your balls. Roll your balls in different kinds of yumminess. Bottom line? Have fun with your balls.

Here is just a partial list of fun ways to deck your balls for wows and jollies!

Fiesta Balls: Use Cabot Habanero Cheddar and roll in chopped cilantro.

Bunny Balls: Use Cabot Mild Cheddar, add chopped spinach when you process the cheese, and roll in chopped carrots.

Sharp & Sweet Balls: Use Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar and roll in chopped dried fruit.

Seedy Balls: Use Cabot 50% Reduced Fat Cheddar, add a dash of soy sauce and roll in toasted sesame seeds.

Green Balls: Use Cabot Garlic & Herb Cheddar and roll in chopped pistachio nuts.

Caprese Balls: Use Cabot Tomato Basil Cheddar, add 1/4 cup chopped basil leaves, and roll in sun dried tomatoes.

Sunny Balls: Use Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar and roll in roasted sunflower seeds.

Fancy Balls: Use Cabot Private Stock Cheddar and roll in chopped scallions.

Kickin’ Balls: Use Cabot 50% Reduced Fat Jalapeno Cheddar, add 1/2 a mashed avocado, and roll in chopped almonds.

Horsey Balls: Use Cabot Horseradish Cheddar and roll in crumbled bacon.

Cheezy Poof Balls: Use Cabot Sharp Cheddar and roll in crushed cheese puff snacks.