Christmas Tree Cheese Ball

This Christmas Tree Cheese Ball post was written in 2019, however, it has been updated for 2020 as the sponsor with Borden® Cheese has ended.

The key to any holiday celebration is good food. And there’s nothing better than a Christmas Tree Cheese Ball for your appetizer!

Christmas Tree Cheese Ball

Christmas Cheese Ball

We’ve partnered with Borden® Cheese to create this Christmas Cheese Ball. For generations, creamy, delicious Borden Cheese has been crafted with high-quality, wholesome ingredients and the same genuine love and care you find on American, family-owned dairy farms.

Borden Cheese is brought to you by a cooperative of more than 8,000 family-owned dairy farms across the United States.

Every chunk, slice and shred of Borden Cheese is pure, creamy goodness that transforms your family recipes into something memorable, because with Borden Cheese, love is always an ingredient.

There are many different flavors to choose from: Mild Cheddar, Mozzarella, Mexican, Swiss, Sharp Cheddar, American, Colby Jack and more. And Borden Cheese is available as singles, shreds, chunks, slices, strings and snacks at major grocery stores and independent retailers. To find one near you, visit the Borden Cheese website.

Christmas Tree Cheese Ball Recipe

This fun cheese ball tree is something even the kids can help make! Let them mix, pour, stir, and help decorate it afterwards! It’ll be a help and they’ll feeling good knowing the help set up Christmas!

Adapted From: Tastes Better From Scratch

cheese christmas tree recipe using borden sharp cheddar cheese and cream cheese.
Sharp cheddar gives this holiday cheese ball a more complex flavor profile.

Supplies You Need To Make This Christmas Cheese Ball:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 8 oz bag of Borden Cheese Sharp Cheddar shreds
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • dash black pepper
  • Saran wrap
  • Funnel
  • Fresh parsley
  • Roasted almonds

Christmas Cheese Ball Directions

Looking for a fun, festive, and delicious treat to share at your next holiday party? Try our Christmas Tree Cheese Ball! This will be the talk of the party!
Decorate this delicious cheese ball with parsley and almonds!
  1. Place the cream cheese in a large bowl and beat with a hand mixer until it is smooth and creamy.
  2. Add the shredded Borden cheese and other ingredients. Combine with the mixer.
  3. Cover the inside of the funnel with saran wrap and spoon the mixture into it, pressing tightly to form the mixture into a cone shape.
  4. Press the almonds and parsley leaves into the outside of the cone so that it resembles a tree.
  5. Refrigerate for 4 hours to set. Allow to soften and serve with crackers.
Note:

Not everyone likes sharp cheddar. On it’s own it does have a sharper taste, but in this Christmas cheese ball recipe it helps give the cheese tree a more complex taste. The flavor of regular cheddar will get lost.

Christmas cheese ball made of cream cheese, sharp cheddar cheese, almonds, and parsley.
Not a Ritz cracker fan? Try eating this cream cheese Christmas tree with: pretzels, pita chips, or veggie sticks.

Cream Cheese Christmas Tree

This is the best Christmas Cheese Ball recipe and it is sooo good! I won’t lie, I ate much more of it than I probably should have. It’s savory and rich with a fresh herb element that is also pretty.

However, not everyone can have nuts. If that is the case then you could use other things like black olives, mushrooms, or any other savory vegetable, or bacon bits! Yum!

Christmas tree cheese ball with almonds and parsley surrounded by Ritz crackers.
This Christmas tree cheese ball is aesthetically pleasing and delicious.

Also, mix it up! Instead of crackers try pretzels! Pretzels also go very well with Christmas cheese balls.

Pita chips would also go very well too. The extra crunch with the savory dip is the perfect snack!

Trying to watch your calories? Dip vegetables in it! Peppers sticks, carrot sticks, celery are perfect substitutes!

Cheese Christmas tree with a hand dipping a cracker into it.
Parsley gives this cheese tree nice color and a fresher flavor.

What are your favorite holiday recipes?

Christmas Tree Cheese Ball

Christmas Tree Cheese Ball

Looking for a fun, festive, and delicious treat to share at your next holiday party? Try our Christmas Tree Cheese Ball!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 8 oz bag of Borden Cheese Sharp Cheddar shreds
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • dash black pepper
  • Saran wrap
  • Funnel
  • Fresh parsley
  • Roasted almonds

Instructions

  1. Place the cream cheese in a large bowl and beat with a hand mixer until it is smooth and creamy.
  2. Add the shredded Borden cheese and other ingredients. Combine with the mixer.
  3. Cover the inside of the funnel with saran wrap and spoon the mixture into it, pressing tightly to form the mixture into a cone shape.
  4. Press the almonds and parsley leaves into the outside of the cone so that it resembles a tree.
  5. Refrigerate for 4 hours to set. Allow to soften and serve with crackers.

Notes

Not everyone likes sharp cheddar. On it's own it does have a sharper taste, but in this Christmas cheese ball recipe it helps give the cheese tree a more complex taste. The flavor of regular cheddar will get lost.

 

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