My youngest daughter adores cheese but dislikes the nutty coating on the outside of the cheeseballs you find in stores. So, instead of scraping off the nutty coating, I decided to figure out how to make them myself. It was surprisingly easy and I learned that you can vary the end result tremendously based on spice and cheese choices used.
It only takes about 5 minutes of actual hands-on time in the kitchen to create a custom cheeseball. It will always be perfect because it has been made with your tastes in mind. The fact that these are much cheaper to make than those bland shrink-wrapped things they sell during the holidays is just a bonus.
Step 1: Gathering Your Ingredients
4 oz. cream cheese
4 oz. (or 1/2 cup) shredded cheese, whichever variety you prefer
Herbs, spices, etc. of your choice
(optional) 2 Tbsp. finely chopped nuts of your choice or minced fresh herbs of your
choice to use as coating