It’s cheese ball season, y’all!


The holiday season is nigh! This year I will be getting in touch with my Midwest diva roots and highlighting a few of my favorite regional, seasonal culinary delights. Today, the appetizer to end all appetizers, the alpha and the omega for those of us who grew up in states adjacent to Wisconsin: the cheese ball.

Here is one of my family’s beloved cheese ball recipes, which originated with my grandma’s former neighbor, Elda Cullen of  Fort Madison, Iowa.


4 – 8 oz. pkgs. cream cheese – softened at room temperature to mix with ease
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1 – 8 oz. can crushed pineapple – drained
1 T. dried onion
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. Accent

Combine all ingredients and roll in chopped pecans. Get out your best holiday cheese-spreader set, and serve this baby with Triscuits.

No, that is not a typo. This cheese ball requires 4 packages of cream cheese. Mmmmmmmmm.

*Not actually pictured above.


One Response to “It’s cheese ball season, y’all!”

  1. Maura Says:

    Holy shiz. Give me that cheese ball. I miss Wisconsin.

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