Fancy Christmas Cheese Ball

November 22, 2023
Fancy Christmas Cheese Ball

Looking for a stunning Christmas app that comes together in no time? Look no further than the humble cheese ball. They’re a retro idea that we’ve really run with here at Delish, taking them fully into modern times with creative ingredients and decorating methods. This one is our winter holiday masterpiece, filled with three different types of cheese and studded with gorgeous pomegranate seeds. It looks classy as all get out, but is also crazy easy to make. Read on for our top tips for making it the best it can be.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8-10


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ½ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup chopped dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Festive crackers or sliced baguette for serving


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped pecans, dried cranberries, fresh parsley, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  2. Mix all the ingredients until well combined.
  3. Place the mixture onto a sheet of plastic wrap and shape it into a ball.
  4. Wrap the cheese ball tightly with the plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until firm.
  5. Before serving, roll the chilled cheese ball in extra chopped pecans or parsley for a festive touch.
  6. Serve with your choice of festive crackers or sliced baguette.
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