Recipes and Cooking Make-Ahead Mini Cheese Balls 3.8 (25) 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. By Shelli McConnell Shelli McConnell Shelli began her contributions to Better Homes & Gardens as a test kitchen professional. She was also an on-staff food editor for many years. She developed many cookbooks for the Better Homes & Gardens brand.As a freelancer and entrepreneur, Shelli has taken her love of cooking and contributed as a food writer to a wide variety of websites, books, and magazines for more than 28 years. She also writes about travel, wellness, wine, and gardening.Shelli McConnell graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor's degree in Consumer Food Science. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 29, 2015 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 35 mins Stand Time: 45 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 20 mins Servings: 30 Yield: 2 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 8 ounce package cream cheese 1 cup finely shredded Gouda cheese (4 ounces) ¼ cup butter 1 tablespoon milk ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoon thinly sliced green onion (1) 2 tablespoon snipped fresh dill or 2 teaspoons dried dill ½ cup Topper Assorted crackers and/or flatbread Directions 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 63 Calories 6g Fat 1g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 30 Calories 63 % Daily Value * Total Fat 6g 8% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 16mg 5% Sodium 62mg 3% Total Carbohydrate 1g 0% Protein 2g Calcium 40.4mg 3% Iron 0.2mg 1% Potassium 30mg 1% Folate, total 4mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.