Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is my favorite cheese ball recipe. It brings back many happy memories of holiday dinners with family. It's easy and delicious. It keeps well in the fridge so it's a great make ahead appetizer.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring cheeses to room temperature.
  2. Place cheeses, onion and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl; mix well.
  3. Chill.
  4. Shape into 2 balls.
  5. Roll in walnuts and parsley.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  7. Serve with crackers, fruits and veggies.


Most Helpful

This is very good. It’s almost identical to my favorite cheese ball recipe. The only difference is that I use one bottle of Kraft Roka Blue cheese spread and one bottle of Kraft Old English. I use this cheese spread as the base to all my cheesy casseroles such as cheesy potatoes and macaroni and cheese! Great Recipe :o)

Giraffe kisses October 30, 2006

My family has been making this cheese ball for over 50 years now for the holidays and it has become the most requested appetizer from family and friends. The only difference in this recipe is that we have always used 2 packages of Kraft Old English Cheese Slices, softened and then diced very small. The Kraft Company recently changed the name a couple of years ago to Kraft Deli Deluxe Sharp Cheese Slices. It gives a better texture (not as soft) to the cheese ball. I also started mixing 1/4 of the walnuts and parsley mixture in with the cheese and then roll the cheese balls with the remaining walnut & parsley. We also give these as gifts along with a box of Sociables Crackers & a cheese knife. The Sociables Crackers for some reason really go well with this cheese ball. I've tried others and nothing compares and everyone agrees. One more thing, I always double or sometimes triple the recipe during holiday's. Wrap in plastic wrap, then foil and put in the freezer (which keeps very well) It takes a couple of hours to de-thaw, which makes it perfect for spreading. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

dbrown7756 November 20, 2011

This was wonderful------and so easy! I used sliced almonds (roasted) instead of the pecans and skipped the parsley because I did not have any.Instead of making 2 large cheese-balls I made 4-5 smaller ones. Yum!

JanV December 01, 2010

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