A classic cheese ball recipe is the perfect appetizer for any party, potluck, or holiday get together. This easy recipe is packed with flavor and only takes 10 minutes to prepare. It will stay fresh for days so that you can prepare it ahead of time. Try some of my favorite variations for some extra flair!
Want to make the perfect cheese ball every time? Here are some of my best tips and tricks for this recipe.
If you’re finding your cream cheese mixture difficult to shape, refrigerate it for 30 minutes to stiffen it up. Once it’s firm, it’s much easier to shape into a ball.
Making Your Cheese Ball Ahead of Time? Do This
A classic cheese ball is perfect for making ahead of time. You can make it the night before or even 3-5 days before you need it.
Serving Tips and Tricks
A chilled cheese ball is delicious, but it can be too firm to enjoy straight out of the fridge. Give it 10-20 minutes on the counter to soften up before serving.
Cheese balls stay fresh for about two hours at room temperature. After that, it should go back in the fridge. For longer events, divide this recipe into two cheese balls and rotate them every 1-2 hours to keep them chilled and fresh.
My classic cheese ball recipe is delicious as it is, but it’s also a great base for add-ins and easy substitutions. Below are some good ideas you can try.
Did you make this easy classic cheese ball recipe? I’d love to see your creations on Instagram! Make sure to tag your post with #azbrecipes or #azestybiterecipes, so I’ll be sure to see them. Enjoy!
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