Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball Recipe - Creamy and Flavorful Appetizer from USA

Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball

Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball Recipe - Creamy and Flavorful Appetizer from USA
Region / culture: USA | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 0 minutes | Servings: 8-10


Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball
Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball

This Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball is a delicious and easy appetizer that is perfect for any gathering or party. The combination of creamy cream cheese, sharp cheddar cheese, and tangy blue cheese creates a flavorful and savory spread that is sure to impress your guests.


The cheese ball has been a popular party appetizer for decades, with many variations and flavors. This Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball recipe puts a twist on the classic cheese ball by adding in the bold flavor of blue cheese, giving it a unique and delicious taste.


How to prepare

  1. In a bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add in the cheddar cheese and mix well.
  2. Stir in the blue cheese, celery salt, and onion salt to taste.
  3. Shape the mixture into a ball and roll it in the nuts.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for several hours until firm.


  • Add in chopped herbs such as parsley or chives for added flavor.
  • Roll the cheese ball in bacon bits for a smoky twist.
  • Mix in chopped dried fruit such as cranberries or apricots for a sweet and savory combination.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to use softened cream cheese to ensure a smooth and creamy texture.

- Be sure to mix the cheeses well to evenly distribute the flavors.

- Refrigerate the cheese ball for several hours before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball with crackers, sliced baguette, or fresh vegetables for dipping.

Cooking Techniques

This Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball is a no-cook recipe that simply requires mixing and shaping the ingredients together.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use any type of nuts in place of walnuts, such as pecans or almonds.

- If you don't have blue cheese, you can substitute with feta or goat cheese.

Make Ahead Tips

This Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the cheese ball on a platter surrounded by crackers, bread, and fresh fruit for a beautiful and appetizing display.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair this Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball with a glass of red wine or a crisp white wine for a perfect appetizer pairing.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers of the cheese ball in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Allow the cheese ball to come to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of this Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball contains approximately 180 calories.


Each serving of this Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball contains approximately 2 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of this Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball contains approximately 15 grams of fat.


Each serving of this Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball contains approximately 5 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

This Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball is a good source of calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin B12.


This recipe contains dairy (cream cheese, cheddar cheese, blue cheese) and nuts (walnuts).


This Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball is a rich and flavorful appetizer that is high in fat and protein, making it a satisfying and delicious treat.


This Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball is a delicious and easy appetizer that is perfect for any gathering or party. With its creamy and tangy flavors, it is sure to be a hit with your guests.

How did I get this recipe?

I remember the thrill of stumbling upon this recipe for the first time. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my dear friend Margaret for our weekly coffee date. As we sat in her cozy kitchen, sipping on our cups of steaming coffee, Margaret suddenly pulled out a small, tattered notebook from a drawer.

"Have you ever tried making a Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball?" she asked, a mischievous twinkle in her eye.

I shook my head, intrigued by the sound of such a unique and delicious-sounding dish. Margaret explained that she had gotten the recipe from her own grandmother, who had learned it from a friend many years ago. She then proceeded to read out the ingredients and instructions to me, her voice filled with excitement and anticipation.

As I listened to her recite the recipe, I could practically taste the rich blend of sharp cheddar and tangy blue cheese in my mouth. I knew right then and there that I had to try making this cheese ball for myself.

After bidding Margaret goodbye and promising to share my results with her, I rushed home to gather the necessary ingredients. I carefully followed the instructions, mixing the cheeses with a blend of herbs and spices, shaping the mixture into a ball, and rolling it in a coating of chopped nuts.

As I placed the finished cheese ball on a serving platter, I couldn't help but feel a sense of pride and accomplishment. The aroma wafting from the dish was tantalizing, and I could hardly wait to dig in.

When my family gathered around the table for dinner that evening, I proudly presented the Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball as a prelude to our meal. Their eyes widened in delight as they caught a whiff of the savory appetizer, and I knew I had hit the mark.

With a gleeful grin, I sliced into the cheese ball, revealing the creamy, cheesy interior flecked with bits of blue cheese. I scooped up a generous portion onto a cracker and took a bite, savoring the explosion of flavors on my tongue.

The sharpness of the cheddar cheese contrasted perfectly with the tangy blue cheese, creating a harmonious blend of savory goodness. The herbs and spices added a depth of flavor, while the crunchy nuts provided a satisfying texture.

My family oohed and aahed over the cheese ball, showering me with compliments and requests for the recipe. I happily obliged, knowing that this dish would become a favorite in our household for years to come.

As the years passed, I continued to make the Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball for special occasions and gatherings with friends and family. Each time, it was met with the same enthusiasm and delight, cementing its status as a beloved recipe in my repertoire.

I often think back to that fateful day in Margaret's kitchen, when I first discovered the recipe for the Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball. It was a moment of serendipity that sparked a culinary journey filled with delicious flavors and cherished memories.

And so, as I pass on this recipe to future generations, I do so with a heart full of joy and gratitude for the simple pleasures that food can bring. May this cheese ball bring as much happiness to others as it has brought to me, a reminder of the enduring power of good food and good company.


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