Mini Korean Cheese Balls

Mini cheese balls with a Korean flair pair perfectly with rice crackers.

  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 75

Ingredients

Basic Cheese Ball Ingredients

2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1
package (10 to 11 oz) chèvre (goat) cheese, softened
1
teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/2
teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4
teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Flavor Stir-Ins

3
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (12 oz)
1 1/2
teaspoons Korean chili paste
3/4
cup finely chopped mild kimchi
6
tablespoons finely chopped green onions (6 medium)
1
tablespoon fresh grated lime peel

Coating

2 1/4
cups black sesame seed

Serve-With, If Desired

Rice crackers

  • 1 In large bowl, beat Basic Cheese Ball Ingredients with electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment on medium speed until combined.
  • 2 Stir in Flavor Stir-Ins. Drop mixture by teaspoonfuls on cooking parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until set. Shape each into 1-inch ball.
  • 3 If not using immediately, cover and refrigerate up to 3 days, or freeze up to 1 month. Roll balls in sesame seed to coat before serving. Serve with rice crackers, as desired.

Expert Tips

If not using immediately, shape the cheese balls, cover and refrigerate up to 3 days, or freeze up to 1 month. Allow cheese balls to thaw in the refrigerator before rolling in the coating and serving.

Some of the more exotic ingredients in this recipe can be found in specialty stores and some large supermarkets.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cheese Ball
Calories
80
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
90mg
90%;
Total Carbohydrate
1g
1%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.