Savory Cheese Ball

Savory Cheese Ball © 2018 | All rights reserved.

Savory Cheese Ball | Erica Robbin

  • Servings: 8-12
  • Difficulty: Easy
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This savory cheese ball is full of flavor with an added kick.

Yesterday was National Cheese Ball Day and tomorrow is National Garlic Day, so here is a recipe that incorporates both celebrations. It’s perfect for parties or as a stay-at-home, enjoy the evening, snack. The options are endless. During the fall and winter seasons I like to add chopped bacon and a variety of toasted nuts.



  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 3-6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 8 oz packages of cream cheese
  • 1 cup finely grated cheese, reserve half, I like sharp white or parmesan
  • 1 jalapeño, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh herbs such as parsley or cilantro, finely chopped


  1. Over medium heat, stir together butter and brown sugar until melted, turn off heat, then stir in garlic.
  2. Combine together butter sugar garlic mixture into cream cheese, 1/2 cup grated cheese, chopped jalapeño, and chopped herb.
  3. Roll mixture into a ball and roll into remaining cheese and optional nuts.
  4. Serve with crackers or vegetables such as celery, carrot, jicama, peppers, or yellow squash.

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