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Party Cheese Ball

December 2, 2011

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese (about 4 ounces)
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (about 4 ounces)
1/4 cup minced onion
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Finely snipped parsley
Small crisp crackers

Place cheese in small mixer bowl; let stand at room temperature until softened. Blend in onion and Worcestershire sauce on low speed. Beat on medium speed until fluffy, scraping side and bottom of bowl frequently. Cover; chill 3 to 4 hours.

Shape mixture into 1 large ball or into 36 one-inch balls. Roll ball(s) in parsley; place on serving plate. Cover; chill 2 hours or until firm.

Arrange crackers around cheese ball and serve as a spread. To serve small balls, insert a wooden pick in each and serve with crackers. 1 large ball or 36 small balls.

Cheesy Christmas Ball: Shape mixture into 1 large ball; do not roll in parsley. Decorate ball with cuts of pimiento, green pepper and sliced pimiento-stuffed olives. Trim base of ball with tiny cocktail onions and pimiento-stuffed olives. Top ball with sprig of green leaves, evergreen or holly.

Greet your New Year’s Eve hostess with a gift of a cheese ball and packaged snack crackers.


©Copyright 1973 by General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

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