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Once you learn how to make cheese balls that you can customize--and then freeze for up to three months--you'll never host a party without them! Depending on which cheese ball seasoning you choose, this make-ahead cheese ball recipe can fit any season or color palette.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Andy Lyons

Recipe Summary test

35 mins
45 mins
80 mins
2 cups


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large mixing bowl place cream cheese, Gouda cheese, and butter; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Add milk and Worcestershire sauce. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Stir in green onion and dill.

  • Shape mixture into ten (about 2-inch) balls. Place in a single layer in a freezer container; seal and freeze for up to 3 months.

  • To serve, thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Roll each cheese ball in a Topper; let stand for 15 minutes. Serve with crackers and/or flatbread.

Topper (pick one or more):

Poppy seeds; everything bagel seasoning; paprika; finely snipped fresh chives or craisins mixed with toasted chopped pecans; finely crushed cheese-flavor snacks, tortilla chips, or wasabi peas; finely shredded cheddar cheese; finely crumbled crisp-cooked bacon; lemon zest; and/or finely chopped fresh jalapeño chile peppers.

Nutrition Facts

63 calories; fat 6g; cholesterol 16mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 1g; mono fat 2g; protein 2g; vitamin a 145.8IU; riboflavin 0.1mg; folate 4mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 62mg; potassium 30mg; calcium 40.4mg; iron 0.2mg.