Grandma Lillian’s Cheese Ball Appetizer

This is a family favorite for holiday meals, in fact we might not even know if it was Thanksgiving if this cheese ball wasn’t on the table.


  • 1 lb medium cheddar (use block cheese, not pre-shredded)
  • 1 lb extra sharp cheddar
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • Parsley (to taste)
  • Pecans (to taste)


  • Cube cheddars before putting in the food processor, mix all cheeses in processor until creamy.
  • Once everything is mixed, cool in the refrigerator for at least 1/2 hour, up to overnight
  • Knead cooled cheese into a ball shape, set aside
  • Chop pecans and parsley in food processor, then spread on a cutting board or other flat surface
  • Roll the ball in the pecans until evenly covered
  • Serve with your favorite crackers


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