How to Make Cheese Balls
This Cheese Ball recipe has evolved so much throughout the years, that it is no longer anything like the original.
8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
1 – 2 flat tablespoons cream cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped olives
garlic powder (to taste)
onion powder (to taste)
pepper (to taste)
Mix all ingredients until well blended. You want the mixture to be very stiff, so add as little cream cheese as possible. Roll into a log or balls and serve with crackers. Note: You will have to mix the ingredients with your hands in order to get them blended sufficiently.
For a more attractive cheese, gently roll the balls in herbs or spice such as paprika, parsley or cilantro.
Variation: Chopped and rehydrated sun dried tomatoes can be also added to the cheese balls.