Cranberry Pecan Holiday Cheddar Cheese Ball

Cranberry Pecan Holiday Cheddar Cheese Ball

Our party cheese ball, made with Imported Cheddar, is sweet and savory and so easy you'll make over and over.
Prep Time 21 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American


  • 1-1/2 cups Imported Sharp White Cheddar shredded
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2-3/4 cups Imported Neufchâtel Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2-1/3 cups Pecans chopped and divided
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries


  • Place shredded Imported Cheddar cheese, softened butter, 1/2 cup Imported Neufchâtel cheese and mustard in a small mixing bowl. Beat on low or mix by hand. If mixture is too stiff, add the rest of the Neufchâtel cheese. Fold in 1/3 cup pecans and dried cranberries.
  • Place cheese on a large sheet of plastic wrap and use the plastic to form it into a ball.  Place the 2 cups of pecans in a pie plate and roll the cheese ball in the pecans until nicely coated. Wrap cheese ball in clean plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  • When ready to serve, remove from refrigerator and let soften for 10 minutes. 
  • Serve with hearty crackers, toasted baguette or gingersnaps.
Keyword cheese ball, cranberry pecan holiday cheddar cheese ball, imported cheddar, party appetizer