Yummy Cheese Balls

Linda Dalton


This is my go-to recipe when I'm having people over for cocktails. I've been making it for 30 plus years and everyone who likes cheese asks for the recipe.

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No-Cook or Other


8 oz package neufchatel cheese (lower fat cream cheese)
12 oz container wispride (soft) cheddar cheese
6 oz container crumbled blue cheese
1 c
finely diced walnuts

How to Make Yummy Cheese Balls


  • 1Unwrap cheeses from packaging and place in a large bowl at room temperature to soften. Cover with plastic wrap. When soft, mix cheeses together until they are combined. I use a wooden spoon, spatula and some good elbow grease. Refrigerate a half hour or so until the mixture firms up.
  • 2Form into 2 balls and roll balls in diced walnuts. Wrap loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Remove from refrigerator 1 hour before your guests arrive. Serve with crackers, Italian bread slices or pita chips.
  • 3If you're not a nut lover roll balls in finely chopped herbs like parsley or cilantro. And if you want to jazz things up a bit, add a tablespoon of jarred horseradish, or a small drained jar of pickled, chopped jalapenos or even a teaspoon or two of Worcestershire sauce.

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About Yummy Cheese Balls

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy