I have been making a cheese ball for the holidays since I was a little girl. It’s a family tradition that I have continued with my own family, and Christmas wouldn’t seem the same without it. I host Christmas dinner and always have several appetizers, to nibble on while my dinner is cooking. I sometimes swap out the pecans for toasted sliced almonds, but it is so good either way. Serve with your favorite crackers.
What you’ll need:
2-8 Ounces cream cheese, softened
2 Cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 Teaspoon lemon juice
1-2 drops of lemon vitality essential oil
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
pinch of sea salt
Chopped pecans or toasted sliced almonds
Combine cream cheese and cheddar cheese in a mixing bowl and blend on medium speed until well blended.
Add Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, lemon vitality EO, red pepper, and salt. Mix well.
Shape into a ball, put in plastic wrap, then refrigerate 2 hours. Remove cheese all from plastic wrap and roll in pecans. Serve with crackers.
*Essential oil tip- you can always use lemon vitality essential oil in place of lemon juice, if you like less lemon. I only use Young Living Essential Oils because of their high standards for purity.