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Make all 3 flavors of cheese balls or prepare just 1 or 2, adjusting the ingredients accordingly.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2005
Servings Yield


Base Recipe

Cheddar and Cranberry

Roquefort and Walnut

Goat Cheese and Scallions


Basic Cheese Ball

Cheddar and Cranberry Cheese Ball

Roquefort and Walnut Cheese Ball

Goat Cheese and Scallions Cheese Ball

Cook's Notes

If not using immediately, refrigerate up to 3 days or freeze up to 1 month.

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How would you rate this recipe?
  • allenj
    6 JAN, 2009
    I made these for a xmas party, and guests loved them. The three balls provide a nice variety of colors, textures, and flavors. They turned out much larger than I expected - each about the size of a grapefruit (cranberry cheddar was larger than the other two). Festive and yummy.
  • cegerney
    25 DEC, 2008
    These were served last night and now here I am for the recipe! Absolutely delicious and they were VERY pretty!
  • slychd
    23 DEC, 2008
    All three were great! They were a big hit at my Christmas cocktail party. My favorite is the Cheddar cranberry cheeseball.
  • tonyadusold
    17 DEC, 2008
    I can't wait to try the goat cheese ball with cucumber. Yum!
  • tonyadusold
    17 DEC, 2008
    I can't wait to try the goat cheese ball with cucumber. Yum!
  • MS12156603
    12 DEC, 2008
    I've made these several times since the recipe was first published and they were always a hit! Yes, they do feed a lot of people. I froze what I didn't use and then thawed it and ate it a couple of weeks later. Still delicious!
  • prod_test65
    9 DEC, 2008
    this is a cheesy idea.
  • kayla73
    26 NOV, 2008
    Love this! Very easy to make them and they all were really good!
  • SunshineAndriano
    22 NOV, 2008
    I made this for a party and it was a huge hit. Not difficult, but does require a lot of dishes to make. Everyone had a favorite cheese ball. . .I highly recommend this for holiday parties. I would also say it would feed more than 8-10. We had 8 people and I had over 1/2 of each ball left.
  • skyrudich
    3 FEB, 2008
    Made only the goat cheese ball and it was a huge hit! Yummy! My brother asked why I had cucumbers with it instead of crackers and I told him to just try it. His face said it all...

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