Someone gave me this recipe many years ago after I tried it, loved it and had to have the recipe. It's always my favorite choice for appetizer. I always get rave reviews and it is always devoured. It's so easy to make. This great cheese ball dip is excellent served with the crackers called "Sociables". I never use anything else with it. NOTE: I often get 6-8 ounces deli ham (instead of a package of wafer thin sandwich ham) and ask them to slice it wafer thin or shave it for a recipe.