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Make These Cheese Balls If You Want To Throw A Killer Holiday Party

Think this party snack is out-dated and bland? Think again.
12/11/2012 09:40am ET | Updated December 10, 2014

There are many marvelous foods only possible thanks to the presence of cheese. Without cheese, nachos would have nothing to offer. Grilled cheese would be missing it's gooey, stringy properties. And cheese balls would cease to exist. That would be a sad state of affairs. Lucky for us all, cheese is plentiful. And the best way to celebrate that fact -- and the holidays -- is with a cheese ball.

Cheese balls are the most celebratory way to serve cheese. Decked out with nuts, bacon or even pomegranates, they say to people: let's all eat lots and lots of cheese together. They confirm to the world just how much you love cheese.

So, if that's you, if you're a cheese lover, make one of these cheese ball recipes for your next party -- or, just because -- and live happily ever after.

1
Pomegranate Jeweled Cheese Ball
How Sweet It Is
Get the Pomegranate Jeweled Cheese Ball recipe from How Sweet It Is
2
Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball
Creme de la Crumb
Get the Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball recipe from Creme de la Crumb
3
Acorn Cheese Balls
Just Putzing Around The Kitchen
Get the Acorn Cheese Balls recipe from Just Putzing Around The Kitchen
4
Aged Cheddar And Guinness Caramelized Shallot Cheese Ball
The Fromagette
5
Southwestern Bacon Jalapeno Cheese Ball
The Cafe Sucre Farine
Get the Southwestern Bacon Jalapeno Cheese Ball recipe from The Cafe Sucre Farine
6
Blue Cheese Ball
chez us
Get the Blue Cheese Ball recipe from Chez Us
7
Parmesan Crusted Goat Cheese With Basil Oil
Annie's Eats
8
Peppery Ranch Cheese Ball
yumsugar
9
Cream Cheese and Sharp Cheddar Cheese Ball
Macheesmo
10
Goat Cheese Bacon Balls
Buns in My Oven
Get the Goat Cheese Bacon Balls recipe from Buns in My Oven
11
Bacon Parmesan Cheese Ball
Erin's Food Files
Get the Bacon Parmesan Cheese Ball recipe from Erin's Food Files
12
Feta Cheese Ball
My Baking Addiction
Get the Feta Cheese Ball recipe from My Baking Addiction
13
Mini Cheese Balls In Phyllo Shells
A Spicy Perspective
Get the Mini Cheese Balls in Phyllo Shells recipe from A Spicy Perspective
14
Ranch Onion Cheese Ball
Dessert Now, Dinner Later
Get the Ranch Onion Cheese Ball recipe from Dessert Now, Dinner Later
15
Ranch Chicken Cheese Ball
Southern Bite
Get the Ranch Chicken Cheese Ball recipe from Southern Bite
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Bacon Ranch Beer Cheese Ball
Mom On Time Out
Get the Bacon Ranch Beer Cheese Ball recipe from Mom On Time Out

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