• 250 g cream cheese
  • 250 g grated tasty cheese
  • ¼ cup finely chopped gherkins
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped onion
  • ¼ cup Wattie’s Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
  • 70 g packet walnuts, chopped

1. In a bowl combine cream cheese, tasty cheese, gherkins, onion, Wattie’s Tomato Sauce and Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce. Divide mixture in half and form into 2 balls. The mixture will be quite sticky.

2. Roll balls in chopped walnuts. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving with crackers and vegetable crudités.

Top Tips

Here’s a ‘hands free’ tip – to make the ball shape, just line a bowl with glad wrap, add the cheeseball mixture, then gather the glad wrap and twist to form a ball.

Cheeseballs will keep in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. Remove from fridge and allow to come to room temperature before serving.

For a more festive touch:

  • Add chopped sundried tomatoes and a few chopped black olives into the cheeseball mixture.
  • You can also add chopped dried cranberries or drained crushed pineapple for a delicious fruity flavour.
  • You can also roll the ball in toasted chopped pistachios or parsley and serve with fresh strawberries for a festive platter.

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14 Ratings

Reviews (14)

Trev's Rating
Bobbie's Review | Rating

I omitted the gherkins and sauces and used sweet chilli sauce instead. I rolled them in roasted sesame seeds. Very good as snack food when visitors come around. Much nicer than chips and dip.

Trish's Review | Rating

Oh how this takes me back in time and I don't know why I ever stopped making it! Very time with the 'silly season' coming up too
Thank you for the great reminder.

Mike's Review | Rating

Ick! Gherkins? Ick!

Natalie's Review | Rating

Could you freeze this successfully?

Reply from The Food in a Minute team

Hi Natalie,

No the cheeseball does not freeze successfully.

The Food in a Minute team

Betty's Review | Rating

I have been looking for this recipe for sometime.Just great for an offering for our Christmas Street party.
Thanks foodinaminute.

lallie's Review | Rating

try adding a can of salmon, drained, makes a lovely dip

VIVIENNE's Review | Rating

this cheese ball I have made every christmas and it is so morish, sometimes I make half the recipe and find it is enough, mild cheese, not colby, works well too.

Patricia's Rating
Kerry's Review | Rating

Anyone have a cheese ball recipe with onion soup mix for that dip kind of flavour ?

Lissa's Review | Rating

I would be very interested to see where you got your recipe from as this is MY recipe!

Maggie's Review | Rating

I made this cheese ball(s) for 60 people at our Golf Tournament on Monday and loads of people asked me who made it!! And then asked for the recipe, so of course I told them Food In a Minute. Not sure why I have thousands of cookbooks!! Thank you.

Anita's Review | Rating

great to make for functions and feeding a crowd. I used sliced almonds instead of walnuts and removed the gherkins and onion so added some lemon zest instead with dried apricots pieces instead. Another nice option is using dried cranberry pieces with chopped walnut or sunflower seeds YUMO! I serve with water crackers and is great with carrot and celery sticks.

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