“Cheese ball” is more than just an adjective describing the Santa sweater your Aunt Janice wears every Christmas without irony. Cheese balls are actually in vogue (again) — especially during the holidays and, of course, National Cheese Ball Day on April 17.
Basic ingredients often include cheddar cheese, cream cheese, green onion, and spices — sometimes coated with chopped pecans. You can go vegetarian as well.
Think of them as a kind of freestanding dip, with all of your favorite party flavors rolled into one compact package. Still can’t visualize man’s greatest creation? Read on, and get ready to smile demurely and quip, “Why, I did,” when you overhear fellow revelers asking repeatedly, “Who brought this amazing cheese ball?”