|Cranberry coated Cheese Ball|
It's an appetizer that has been in and out of popularity many times but still seems to hang in there. Even though a cheese ball may be considered sort of retro by some, it's one appetizer you can be sure of. And there's an entire book devoted to it. The book, Great Balls of Cheese by Michelle Buffardi has more than 50 savory and sweet cheese ball recipes!
This cheese ball recipe is our favorite and was created by my sister Frances. It has great flavor and can be easily changed to make many different cheese balls.
My sister Fran is a wonderful cook and I have been lucky enough to acquire a few of her recipes. She even wins numerous first place awards and ribbons (plus second and thirds) every year for her desserts at the Ohio State Fair!
Here are a few ways we have slightly altered this recipe in the past.