Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball Recipe | Delicious Cheese Appetizer

Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball I

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


Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball I
Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball I

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


The cheese ball has been a popular party food for decades, with variations of the recipe popping up in cookbooks and on party tables across the country. This particular recipe adds a twist with the addition of blue cheese, giving it a unique and bold flavor profile.


How to prepare

  1. Combine all 8 ingredients and mix until well blended. It is recommended to use ingredients at room temperature for easier and more successful preparation. Avoid overprocessing as a homogeneous cheese ball may lack interest.
  2. Chill the mixture in plastic wrap for several hours.
  3. Lightly coat the cheese ball with finely chopped pecans or roll it in preferred options such as parsley, chopped freeze-dried chives, or dill weed.


  • Add chopped nuts or dried fruit to the cheese mixture for added texture and flavor.
  • Roll the cheese ball in bacon bits or crushed pretzels for a crunchy coating.
  • Mix in herbs or spices like smoked paprika or cayenne pepper for a different flavor profile.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to use softened cream cheese for easier mixing.

- Use room temperature ingredients for better blending.

- Avoid overprocessing the mixture to maintain texture and flavor.

- Chill the cheese ball before serving to allow flavors to meld.

Serving Suggestions

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

Cooking Techniques

Mixing the ingredients until well blended and chilling the mixture before shaping into a ball are key techniques for this recipe.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can substitute different types of cheese or add-ins to customize this recipe to your taste preferences.

Make Ahead Tips

This 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 with a variety of crackers and garnish with fresh herbs or edible flowers for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair this Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball with a glass of red wine or a crisp white wine for a delicious combination.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers of the cheese ball in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Allow it 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 7 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

This cheese ball is a good source of calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin B12.


This recipe contains dairy (cream cheese, blue cheese, cheddar cheese) and may contain nuts (pecans).


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


This Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball is a flavorful and creamy appetizer that is perfect for any party or gathering. With a rich blend of cheeses and savory seasonings, it is sure to be a hit with your guests.

How did I get this recipe?

I remember the sense of wonder I felt when I first saw this recipe for Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball. It was many years ago, back when I was just a young girl learning the art of cooking from my own grandmother. She was a formidable cook, with a kitchen that always smelled of delicious spices and savory dishes.

One day, as I was helping her prepare for a family gathering, she handed me a tattered old recipe card with the words "Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball" scrawled across the top. I had never heard of such a dish before, but my grandmother assured me that it was a family favorite and that I would love it.

As she began to gather the ingredients, I watched in awe as she effortlessly combined cheddar cheese, blue cheese, cream cheese, and a variety of herbs and spices into a smooth, creamy mixture. She then rolled the mixture into a ball and coated it in chopped nuts, creating a beautiful and delicious appetizer that I couldn't wait to try.

The first time I tasted the Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball, I was hooked. The sharp tang of the blue cheese combined perfectly with the creamy cheddar and the crunchy nuts, creating a flavor explosion in my mouth that I had never experienced before. I knew that I had to learn how to make this dish for myself so that I could share it with my own family and friends.

Over the years, I have made the Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball countless times, each time tweaking the recipe to suit my own tastes and preferences. I have added extra herbs and spices, experimented with different types of cheeses, and even tried rolling the ball in crispy bacon bits for an added layer of flavor.

But no matter how many times I make this dish, it always reminds me of that first time I saw the recipe and felt that sense of wonder and excitement. It has become a staple at family gatherings and parties, with everyone always asking for the recipe so that they can make it at home.

I am grateful to my grandmother for introducing me to the Cheddar Blue Cheese Ball and inspiring me to become the cook that I am today. Her love of cooking and her willingness to share her recipes with me have had a lasting impact on my life, and I will always cherish the memories of learning how to make this delicious dish by her side.


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