Recipe by LOONEYPROFESSOR
"Only five ingredients combine to make an unforgettable classic cheese ball with the distinctive flavor of blue cheese. "
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2 (8 ounce) packages
cream cheese, softened
crumbled blue cheese
shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
My family loves this recipe. I have been making it for 10 years and my mother before me since before I was born. You have to love blue cheese and it definitly needs a night in the fridge to let the flavors mingle. I roll mine as soon as I mix the cheese up. Then I wrap it in plastic wrap, add a red bow to tie it up, put it in the fridge overnight and its ready for transport to anyones house. Thanks for posting this.
I make this same recipe, but instead of shredded cheddar, I use 7 oz of aged "Kaukauna" cheddar cheese spread or "Old English" cheese. It makes it fantastic! My entire family looks for it at every holiday. The aged cheddar spread makes it a 5 star recipe!
This was a great base from which to start! I had feta cheese instead of blue cheese, so substituted that. I also added a dollop of sour cream and a few dashes of cayenne pepper to "hop" it up a bit. Turned out delicious!
I'm impatient when making a cheese ball, so I don't wait overnight to finish it. You'll get a bit messy, but it's OK to form your cheese ball when it's soft and sticky and roll it in the walnuts. Then you can start eating it earlier!
This is delicious. Second time I am making it. I did notice the one I froze crumbled when I went to roll it in the nuts so I think it is not a good one to make ahead and freeze. It is very easy to whip up. Its what others call "a keeper".
This was a hit at my Christmas Party. I added some blue cheese that was pre-mixed with pear. Instead of raw onion I used red onion and sauteed it till soft, set it aside to cool and added it to the cheese mixture. The sweet caramelized red onion went fabulous with the blue cheese.
Very good. I find that adding a pressed clove of garlic pushes the taste up to 5 stars.
This cheeseball is delicious! I do omit the onions and use pecans in place of walnuts. With these minor modifications, it tastes EXACTLY like the one my late father used to make for Christmas Eve every year. I've been looking for this recipe for awhile. Thank you for posting it! By the way, it is a MUST that this chill overnight!
Delicious!!! Only thing I changed was to mix the walnuts in with the cheese, and I used Extra Sharp cheddar...Great recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Blue Cheese Ball
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 175
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