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Mini Cheese Balls

Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 25 mini balls
Author: Shinee
These fun, festive and fabulous mini cheese balls are perfect appetizer to make ahead. Best of all, the single-serve portions make it super easy to serve!
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  • 4 oz 115gr extra sharp cheddar cheese (frozen for 15-30min)*
  • 2 scallions
  • 8 oz 225gr cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Crackers for serving

Coating options:

  • Paprika
  • Chopped scallions
  • Finely chopped walnuts
  • Black and white toasted sesame seed


  • Grate the sharp cheddar cheese on medium side of the box grater. Chop the scallions.
  • In a mixing bowl with paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Add the freshly grated cheese, chopped scallions, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix until well combined. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Using a medium cookie scoop, form the mixture into small balls.
  • Place the coatings into separate small dishes. Roll the cheese balls in the coating. Serve at room temperature with savory crackers.


For step-by-step photos and additional notes, read the post above.
*Freezing the cheese helps to keep it firm and makes it easier to grate.
Store in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 3 days.