The heart of every cheese ball recipe is a mixture of creamy cheeses, sometimes kicked up with herbs and spices; it’s a prescription for pleasing a crowd if ever there was one. When they’re rolled in fresh herbs, toasted nuts, chips or other crunchies, you have the opportunity to add texture and visual appeal to the exterior of the cheeseball, taking it from pure dairy indulgence to something more nuanced and interesting to eat, with satisfying blends of flavors and textures.
Make one or maybe make three (for variety!) and turn your get-together into an unforgettable grazing table that will spark conversation for sure. And the best part of it all? These round, rolled apps can be made ahead and should be. When you rest your cheese ball for a few hours, or even overnight, it gives the interior and exterior ingredients time to develop, giving you a richly flavored and balanced final product to bring to the buffet table. Ready to make this retro-fabulous app?
Choose your cheese ball, prep it the night before your party and pick your favorite crackers and veggies to make it complete—it’s really that simple.