This grandma’s cheese ball is the perfect appetizer for your next party. Made up of 3 cheeses this cheese ball is packed with flavor.
I have grown up eating my grandma’s cheese ball as long as I can remember. I remember watching my grandma make this cheese ball over and over again.
This was her go to Christmas gift for her close friends. Which whenever she was making one for a special occasion she would always make one for the house that we got to eat. Score!
I recently asked for the recipe for an upcoming party I was having. I was totally shocked when I found out it contained blue cheese and chopped onions. I’m not one to ever order blue cheese because I’m a ranch dressing type of girl.
When it comes to raw onions the only time I will eat them is on a Big Mac because they are so tiny. Other than that I’m not a raw onion person because of the strong flavor. So you can image how surprised I was when I found out one of my favorite things to eat contained two things I typically don’t eat.
Just like every other party before in history this cheese ball went off with a hitch. Everyone was praising this cheese ball and even got asked for the recipe. There will be no other cheese ball I ever make. I have made different variations of this by adding bacon instead of pecans. The bacon lovers loved that one.
This recipe calls for processed cheddar cheese spread. Well, what is that? This is the cheese that has always been used for this recipe. It can usually be found located where the Velveeta cheese is at your local grocery store.
You can always use spray cheese, which used to be so popular back in the day. Also if you rather not used processed cheese you can substitute with 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese.
When you mix all the cheeses be sure and really get the blue cheese crumbles mixed up to small pieces. You have to put some arm work into this one. This will be your most time consuming part, but so worth it in the end.
You could even throw the blue cheese in the food processor before to make it into smaller pieces fro less work when you blend all the cheeses together.
I purchased already chopped pecans for this recipe, which it is perfectly fine to used straight out of the bag. I prefer to throw the pecans in the food processor and press the chop button a few times to make them just a little more chopped.
My favorite crackers for this is Vegetable Thins. My grandma would always pair these crackers with this cheese ball and now I don’t want any other crackers when I have my cheese ball.
Grandma’s Cheese Ball
- 12 oz cream cheese
- 6 oz blue cheese
- 5 oz processed cheddar cheese spread
- 2 tbsp grated onion
- 1 tbsp chopped bell green pepper
- 1 tbsp chopped pimento
- 1 tsp Worcestershire
- 1/2 cup ground pecans
- Let all cheese soften before starting
- In a medium bowl combine all the cheeses and stir really well
- Add the onion, Worcestershire sauce, green peppers, and pimentos and mix together with the cheeses
- Shape into a ball
- Wrap in plastic wrap and then in foil and refrigerate for an hour to harden, even better if you can leave it overnight refrigerated
- Take the ball out of the refridgerator and roll the cheese ball in the pecans
- Serve with your favorite crackers