Amy's Beer & Ranch Cheese Ball

Amy's Beer & Ranch Cheese Ball created by NoraMarie

I came across a recipe for "beer dip" a few years ago that I tweaked to turn into this wonderful cheese ball. It has since become my standard cheese ball, requested at family functions. It's rolled in cheddar cheese, because that's my family's preference-- I'm sure it could be rolled in chipped beef or nuts if you prefer. Cooking time includes time to chill and form the cheese ball.

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3hrs 15mins
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  • Reserve one cup of cheese.
  • In a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients (I use a hand mixer to make sure it's combined well).
  • Push mixture together in the center of the bowl, making a ball shape, cover bowl, and refrigerate 2 hours or longer.
  • Place a large strip of plastic wrap on the counter top.
  • Sprinkle remaining cup of cheese over the center of the plastic wrap.
  • Place cream cheese mixture in the center of the shredded cheese, and use plastic wrap to mold into a ball.
  • Roll the ball to completely cover in shredded cheese.
  • (I often use more than one cup of cheese to completely cover the cheese ball).
  • Wrap the formed cheese ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate one hour or until serving.
  • Serve with hearty crackers such as Wheat Thins or Triscuits.
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"I came across a recipe for "beer dip" a few years ago that I tweaked to turn into this wonderful cheese ball. It has since become my standard cheese ball, requested at family functions. It's rolled in cheddar cheese, because that's my family's preference-- I'm sure it could be rolled in chipped beef or nuts if you prefer. Cooking time includes time to chill and form the cheese ball."

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  1. Vicki in CT
    Nice and easy to make. I think a little zip would be great too, so next time may add some chopped jalapenos.
  2. Lvs2Cook
    I made this cheese ball for our Christmas party and had many compliments on it. It was easy to make. I loved the combination of flavors. Thanks for posting!
  3. JiliBean
    This is easy and terrific! I made it for a girl's weekend and they all loved it. Many requests for the recipe! Thanks, I will certainly be making this often.
  4. grnidvxn
    I just made this cheeseball for a work event, and EVERYONE loved it. The only difference was I used non-alcoholic beer. It was absolutely wonderful, I will use this recipe every time!
  5. Bittersweetened
    Very good combo...everyone enjoyed it! Thanks for posting.
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