A lovely way to end a Christmas evening is with this cheese balls.

Cheese Ball

When making cheese balls I usually go for a mild cream cheese and add some flavours to the mixture but a strong soft cheese like a creamy goats works really well too. Serve them with a variety of different crudités and crackers and you are sure to please everyone.

Cheese Ball

  • 350g full fat soft cream cheese
  • 100g mature cheddar, grated
  • 30g dried cranberries, finely chopped
  • 50g walnuts, finely chopped

In a bowl mix together the cream cheese, cheddar, half the cranberries and half the walnuts until well combined.

Using your hands, roll the cheese into a spherical shape and cover in the remaining chopped cranberries and walnuts.

Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes before serving.

Best served with water crackers and toasted ciabatta.

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