White Cheddar Cheese Ball is a mouthful to say but you won’t have a chance to say it because your mouth will be full. This cheeseball brings you the delicious and festive flavors of winter in a unique twist on a traditional appetizer that will no doubt begin gracing your table during the holidays.

White Cheddar Cheese Ball

White cheddar is a delicious and subtle cheese on its own, but when you pair it with dried cranberries you really bring out that flavor in a way that compliments the ingredients instead of overpowering them. Adding the green onions and other ingredients give you a festive red and green cheese ball that even Santa would enjoy.

The holidays are a time for family and friends to gather and as a host, you feel somewhat responsible for ensuring a delicious spread of food. Bringing out the homemade white cheddar cranberry cheese ball will no doubt have guests dropping their jaws at your amazing culinary skills. You don’t need to tell them that it was an easy recipe that required hardly any effort, and I promise that I won’t tell either.

White Cheddar Cheese Ball

If you love cheese balls like this one, you’ll no doubt have a place in your heart (or on your plate) for my other cheese ball recipe which is a delicious pineapple cheese ball that is as tasty as it is impressive.

Cheese Ball Ingredients

What’s in White Cheddar Cheese Ball

  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces Tillamook sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 Bunch Green Onions Diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/3 cups dried cranberries or Craisins ~ diced
  • Crackers
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How to make White Cheddar Cheese Ball

  • In a large bowl, cream together the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, diced green onions, salts and Worcestershire sauce using a hand mixer until the ingredients are all combined.
  • Add pecans and then mix again.
  • Form the mixture into the shape of a ball by placing it on a sheet of plastic wrap and using the plastic to wrap around the mound. 
  • Place your covered cheese ball in the fridge for up to 2 hours
  • Roughly chop the dried cranberries or Craisins.
  • Remove the cheese ball from the fridge, and remove the plastic from the ball.
  • Carefully roll the ball around in the chopped cranberries, using your hands to press the cranberries into the cheese ball.
  • Cover the entire ball with cranberries with exception to the bottom of the cheese ball.
  • Serve with crackers and enjoy.
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How to store White Cheddar Cheese Ball Recipe

Cheeseballs need to be kept well wrapped so that they don’t dry out, and for safety reasons, they should be kept in the fridge for storage. This also helps to keep the cheese ball hard enough to cut through with a cheese knife.

How long is White Cheddar Cheese Ball good for?

If kept properly stored, it can last up to 4 days in the fridge, making it perfect for a make-ahead recipe. Make it a day or two before your event and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with being prepared in advance.

Where to serve White Cheddar Cheese Ball

You can serve and enjoy this delicious cranberry white cheddar cheese ball anywhere you want. This cheese ball would do amazingly well at a Christmas party or at a winter-time event. You can also forgo the idea of sharing it with guests and make it at home as a snack for yourself or your family.

White Cheddar Cheese Ball

What to serve with White Cheddar Cheese Ball

Serving this cheese ball with a side of crackers or a thinly sliced baguette is a great idea. Using Wheat Thins or Triscuits can also be a great idea!

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White Cheddar Cheese Ball

White Cheddar Cranberry Cheese Ball is a mouthful to say but you won’t have a chance to say it because your mouth will be full. This cheeseball brings you the delicious and festive flavors of winter in a unique twist on a traditional appetizer that will no doubt begin gracing your table during the holidays.
Prep Time5 mins
Chill2 hrs
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheese Ball, White Cheedar Cheese Ball
Servings: 8
Calories: 303kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Extra Sharp White Cheddar
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1/3 cup Pecans chopped
  • 1 bunch Green Onions Diced
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/3 Cup Dried Cranberries Diced
  • Crackers

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, cream together the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, diced green onions, salts and Worcestershire sauce using a hand mixer until the ingredients are all combined.
  • Add pecans and then mix again.
  • Form the mixture into the shape of a ball by placing it on a sheet of plastic wrap and using the plastic to wrap around the mound. 
  • Place your covered cheese ball in the fridge for up to 2 hours and then roughly chop the dried cranberries or craisins.
  • Remove the cheese ball from the fridge, and remove the plastic from the ball.
  • Carefully roll the ball around in the chopped cranberries, using your hands to press the cranberries into the cheese ball.
  • Cover the entire ball with cranberries with exception to the bottom of the cheese ball.
  • Serve with crackers and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 348mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 695IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 239mg | Iron: 1mg
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