Cheese Ball Appetizers

Add bigger color, flavor and fun to the usual cheese platter with easy flavor combinations. Start with base of a cream cheese, a grated cheese flavor and a delish pantry rub flavor. Roll the balls into coarsely processed toppings of nuts, chives, even crushed nacho chips! See some of our fav combos here.


  • 1 pkg (8 oz/250 g) cream cheese
  • 1 cup (8 oz/250 g) grated cheese of your choice
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) rub of your choice


Flavor ChartCheeseRubCoating
Crunchy Buffalosharp cheddarBuffalo Rub2 cups (500 mL) nacho-flavored chips
Three Onion and ParsleyswissThree Onion Rub1 cup (250 mL) loosely packed fresh parsley
Sweet Basil and PistachiosmozzarellaSweet Basil Rub1 cup (250 mL) pistachios
Lemon Rosemary with Pine NutsparmesanLemon Rosemary Rub1 cup (250 mL) toasted pine nuts



  1. Combine base ingredients in Small Batter Bowl

  2. Coarsely process coating in Manual Food Processor. Transfer to a single Coating Tray 

  3. Line Cookie Sheet with parchment paper. Using Small Scoop, place about 24 level scoops of cheese mixture onto cookie sheet. 

  4. Roll cheese balls in coating mixture and return to cookie sheet 

  5. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm. Serve with assorted crackers or assorted vegetables. 


  • about 24  servings

Cook's Tips:

Create a band of topping on the cheese ball by rolling the ball in the mixture in a straight line so only the center is coated.

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