Herman Reunion Cheese Ball

Herman Reunion Cheese Ball

144 Reviews 12 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Ready In

    15 m
Recipe by  Ann

“The requests for this family recipe never stop, so here it is for everybody to enjoy. These cheese balls freeze well for months and make wonderful holiday gifts. To give the balls as gifts: wrap each ball or log individually in festive holiday plastic wrap.”

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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  1. In an electric food processor or blender, combine cream cheese, garlic, Worcestershire sauce and hot pepper sauce. Blend well. Add Cheddar cheese and process until the Cheddar is fine, but still very visible. Shape the mixture into balls or logs. Wrap individually in plastic wrap and place in the freezer.
  2. While the balls are in the freezer, combine the ground pecans and parsley in a shallow bowl. Remove the balls from the freezer and roll them in the pecan and parsley mixture.

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This makes a good cheeseball, but not the greatest one I've ever had; average flavor, nothing to write home about! If you make it, I recommend you scale the recipe down. I ended up for 3 large (could have been 4 medium) sized cheeseballs, and unless you're entertaining an army, you don't need that much!! Even though I had softened my cream cheese, the mixture really taxed my food processor. And the pecan and parsley mixture didn't adhere to the frozen cheeseballs, so I had to bring them back to room temperature.



I just served this at my mom-in-law's surprise 50th b-day party and it was a hit. I ommitted the nuts and parsley and instead shaped them into an apple (rolled in paprika), pear (rolled in parmesan dyed green) and orange (rolled in parmesan dyed yellow). I used whole cloves for stems (sticking out for apple and pear and in for the orange). They were so cute! And they were quite easy to make, it took a bit to get the mixture to combine in the food processor but I think that my cream cheese wasn't soft enough.



Quick and easy. Using the freezer to firm the cheese ball is a great idea. I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out delicious. I recommend scaling it to 8 servings to get the perfect size cheese ball for a small party. You may want to play with the different brands of hot pepper sauce available.

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 413 cal
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 38.6 g
  • 59%
  • Carbs
  • 3.7 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 14.5 g
  • 29%
  • Cholesterol
  • 101 mg
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 416 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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