Caraway Cheese Ball

Caraway Cheese Ball

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"The caraway seeds add a nutty, rustic flavor that complements the sharp tang of the cheddar. My mother always made this for family Christmas parties, and it remains my all-time favorite recipe for cheese balls."

Ingredients 4 h 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 233 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 233 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 20 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.7g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 10.8 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 354 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Beat the cream cheese in a large bowl until fluffy and soft. Stir in the mustard, sherry, and 1 teaspoon of caraway seeds, mixing thoroughly. Beat in the Cheddar cheese and vegetable oil. Shape mixture into a ball and roll in the remaining 3 tablespoons of caraway seeds. Wrap coated ball in plastic and refrigerate until firm, at least 4 hours.
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  1. 13 Ratings


OMG, I looove this this cheese ball!!! I make cheese balls all the time for parties because they are easy and who doesn't like cheese! :) This is by far the best cheese ball recipe I have found. If your not familliar with caraway seeds, they are very flavorful and are similar to the flavor of rye bread. I used extra virgin olive oil & some cabernet I had instead of the sherry. I also added an extra TSP of caraway seeds inside of the ball and rolled it as I always do in a mixture of walnuts and fresh chopped parsley. I made mine for a halloween party so I also added a few drops of red dye which gave it a fancy port-wine look. This cheese ball got devoured at my party and received many compliments. Delicious! Thank you!!! :) ;)


This was very well-received. I halved the recipe but used 8 oz. cream cheese and 10 oz. sharp cheddar that I grated myself, and I omitted the oil. I also rolled it in a combo of caraway and walnuts, because I ran out of caraway seeds, but I wish I'd had enough of them because the way it looks in the picture above is so unique. I would definitely make this tasty cheeseball again, or I would run with the idea of adding caraway seeds to my usual recipe. Thank you!


I made several different cheese balls for a large holiday party and this one went FAST! Yesterday, I made this again and didn't have Dijon, so I used horseradish..very tasty. I also used a mix of caraway and parsley to roll it in, just for color. Thanks for sharing!