Homemade Party Cheese Ball


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for some heat)
  • 1 cup finely chopped nuts (such as pecans or walnuts)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish (optional)
  • Crackers, pretzels, or sliced vegetables, for serving


1. Combine Cheeses and Wet Ingredients:

a. In a large bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. b. Mix until well combined and smooth.

2. Add Seasonings:

a. Add the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, dried oregano, and cayenne pepper (if using) to the cheese mixture. b. Mix well to evenly distribute the seasonings throughout the cheese mixture.

3. Shape the Cheese Ball:

a. Place a large piece of plastic wrap on the counter. b. Scoop the cheese mixture onto the plastic wrap and shape it into a ball. c. Wrap the cheese ball tightly in the plastic wrap. d. Refrigerate the wrapped cheese ball for at least 2 hours or until it’s firm.

4. Coat with Chopped Nuts:

a. After the cheese ball has chilled, spread the finely chopped nuts on a plate. b. Unwrap the cheese ball and roll it in the chopped nuts, coating the entire surface. c. Press the nuts into the cheese ball to ensure they stick.

5. Garnish (Optional):

  • If desired, sprinkle chopped fresh parsley over the cheese ball for a pop of color.

6. Serve:

  • Place the cheese ball on a serving platter and surround it with crackers, pretzels, or sliced vegetables.

7. Enjoy:

  • Allow guests to dig in and enjoy the creamy, flavorful goodness of the homemade cheese ball!

This Homemade Party Cheese Ball is a crowd-pleaser and can be made ahead of time, making it a convenient option for parties and gatherings. Feel free to customize the recipe by adding your favorite herbs, spices, or additional mix-ins.