12/30/09

5 White Cheddar Cheese Ball



If there was one food (other than bread) that I could choose to live on, it would be crackers and cheese.


I searched high and low on the internet for a recipe that was just like the onion cheese ball that you could buy at the local store.  I wanted a simple, onion cheese ball...no pineapple, no meat, no other stuff....


Couldn't find one, so I looked at the store's cheese ball ingredients and came up with my own, using Tillamook's White cheddar in its famous black wrapper...








What resulted was a creamy, not overly onion-y cheese ball that my mom said was even better than the one at the store.  She even asked for the recipe.  I think I have a winner here ~      Enjoy!


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White Cheddar Cheese Ball
2- 8 oz. pkgs. of cream cheese, softened
2 c. finely grated sharp white cheddar cheese (4 oz. )
2 T. finely chopped and minced green onion
2 t. Worcestershire sauce
1 t. lemon juice
1/4 c. sour cream
1/2 c. slice almonds

Put cream cheese in mixer with flat beater.  Cream the cheese until softened. 
Add cheese, onion, sauce, juice and sour cream.
Mix until fully incorporated.

Line a bowl (like a cereal bowl) with plastic wrap*
Fill with cream cheese mixture.
Pack down tightly and cover with additional plastic wrap.
Chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Prior to serving, remove top layer of plastic wrap and place a plate on top of bowl.
Grasp plate and bowl and invert; remove bowl.
Remove plastic wrap and cover with sliced almonds.

Let sit for at least 15 minutes and serve with a variety of crackers.

*If you wish, you can use a large cookie scoop to form individual balls of cheese.  Chill and then cover with nuts prior to serving.

If you like a little bit of heat, try some Tabasco sauce or lemon pepper to taste.



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