Holiday Cheese Ball Appetizer

Yields 8-10 servings


  • 16 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 7 oz. Pineland Farms Monterey Jack or Colby Jack Cheese, shredded
  • ½ tsp. dry garlic salt
  • ½ tsp. onion power
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup almond slices
  • 3 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped, divided


  • In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, Pineland Farms Monterey Jack or Colby Jack, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, onion power, and 1 tbsp. chopped parsley. Mix until ingredients are evenly distributed.
  • Form the mixture into a ball and wrap in plastic film. Chill until firm.
  • Combine the sliced almonds and remaining parsley and roll the chilled cheese ball in the nut mixture, pressing firmly until surface is evenly coated. Let sit at room temperature a few minutes before serving with crackers and pretzels.

Recipe by Emily McQuarrie