Cheese ball for the holidays

Mortgage and Lending with Mortgage Solutions Financial

With Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years heading our way soon.  It is time to make some cheese balls :)

The Best Cheese Ball Recipe

From the kitchen of Audrey Howe

Handed down from my mother

 My recipe is just from memory - from watching and helping my mother make this for every holiday.  There are no exact proportions.

Use about 1 pound of cheddar cheese. (If I have leftover cheeses of different varieties - I mix them.) One package room temperature cream cheese.  Begin by grating the cheese.  Mix the cheese and cream cheese in a food processor, or with a mixer, or by hand. It needs to be blended well. (I usually blend it, then let it sit for a while, and blend it again; repeating this

several times.) Add a liquid (7-up, Sprite, wine, etc.) to moisten. Sprinkle with garlic powder to taste. Roll into a ball. Roll the ball in chopped walnuts. (Any kind of nut would work). Wrap with waxed paper or plastic wrap. Refrigerate. I usually make it a day or two in advance, so the flavors blend together. Serve with crackers.

Also, don't use garlic salt; be sure it is garlic powder.

Call me if you would like help with your cheese ball or have any real estate finance questions.


Art Marine

Branch Manager

10220 SW Greenburg Road, Suite 250

Portland, OR 97223

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Comments (7)

Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

Ahhh, and you have some good cheese in the northeast too. Makes my mouth water. I think the quality of the cheese matters more than any other ingredient.

Oct 29, 2009 03:59 AM
Lori Bowers
La Quinta, CA
The Lori Bowers Group

sounds great!  Thank you for sharing!

Oct 29, 2009 03:59 AM
Bruce & Sandy Soli
Sierra Sotheby's International Realty - Incline Village, NV
Tahoe Lifestyle Experts

That is so cheeeeeesy!  I always wondered how they made this, but never looked it up!  How fun and thanks for sharing this!  I am going to try it.  Who would have thunk...7-UP.  Mine will most definitely have wine in it!

Oct 29, 2009 04:02 AM
Art Marine
Mortgage Solutions Financial - Lake Oswego, OR
Loans that Fit your Life

Vickie, you are right about the cheese.  We are fortunate to have two of the best cheesmakers in the country here in Oregon (Tillamook and Bandon).

Oct 29, 2009 04:31 AM
Dorinda MacIsaac
Send Out Cards, Senior Manager - Fall River, NS

I will give it a try....I am happiest with cheese and good red wine and family/friends to share it with.



Oct 29, 2009 04:35 AM
Todd Clark - Retired
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

Art, I don't want to ruin your day, but we only have one left! The Bandon Cheese factory closed down last year and the Bandon name is now owned by the Tillamook cheese factory and produced in Tillamook.

 Todd Clark -

Oct 29, 2009 07:51 AM
Art Marine
Mortgage Solutions Financial - Lake Oswego, OR
Loans that Fit your Life

Wow Todd, you really know how to deflate my balloon...LOL

Oct 29, 2009 10:42 AM