★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Tracy Knapp
from wichita, KS

My aunt served this and it was a request everywhere!! You can make it well ahead of your gathering, wrap in plastic and let it age a few days. It can look very pretty when served and will make a holiday favorite they will look for on your table.

serves 10
prep time 15 Min


  • 2 8 oz pkg
    cream cheese softened
  • 2 Tbsp
    cooking sherry
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 c
    ham, smoked and deli-sliced or beef wafer thin chopped

How To Make

  • 1
    Combine all ingredients omitting the beef. Roll mixture into a ball and then roll cheese ball in the chopped beef. Wrap the ball in plastic wrap and chill.
  • 2
    Variations to roll the cheese ball in: nuts, diced black olives, fine chopped parsley, any favorite deli meat, shredded cheese. A thin sliced rough chopped provolone looks rustic with fresh made crackers.
  • 3
    Chill cheese ball overnight to blend flavors. Serve on a lettuce leaf with crackers, celery , lettuce leaf
  • 4
    This cheese ball can adapt to a light version with low fat cheeses. Roll the ball in dried herbs and save calories and still look and taste great.

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