Cheese Ball Recipe


  • 1 (8-oz/200 g) pkg. cream cheese
  • 2 C. (250 g) mild white cheddar cheese, or Sweet Provolone, grated
  • 1 tsp. finely minced onion
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • Finely diced walnuts or pecans


  1. In a food processor or medium-sized mixing bowl, cream together everything except the nuts. (I find in Europe that the cream cheese gets too runny in the food processor.)
  2. Chill mixture overnight.
  3. Shape as desired into two balls or two "pumpkins" for a Thanksgiving meal. Roll in finely chopped nuts if desired.

Shaping into a pumpkin

To shape the balls into a pumpkin shape, roll them first into two balls, then flatten them a bit so give them more of that overall pumpkin shape. Roll in finely chopped nuts if desired. Then, use a skewer or other long straight edge to press ridges into the sides. You may want to widen the ridges by pressing your finger along the edge to widen it. Insert a pretzel into the top for a stem and add a flat parsley leaf, if desired.

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