Holiday Cheese Ball Wreath

Wisconsin Cheese Holiday Cheese Ball Wreath Recipe
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Active Time
55 Minutes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Aged Cheddar or Cream Cheese can be used in this recipe.


  1. Beat the cream cheese, cheddar and butter in a large bowl until blended. Add apricot jam and Worcestershire sauce; mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Place 7 teaspoonfuls cheddar mixture onto a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Scoop or spoon the remaining mixture by tablespoonfuls onto prepared pan. Shape cheddar mixture into balls. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Place the dill, fresh parsley, dried parsley and chile pepper flakes into separate shallow bowls. Divide the larger balls into thirds. Roll a third of the balls into dill; roll a third of the balls into fresh parsley; and roll the remaining balls into dried parsley. Roll the smaller balls into chile pepper flakes.
  4. Arrange the larger balls into a wreath shape on a serving platter. Top with smaller balls and currants if desired. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Serve with crackers.

Recipe Tip

Aleppo chile pepper is fruity with a tangy flavor and moderate spicy heat. It’s often used in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes. ​

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Aged cheddar is crumbly and creamy with a rich, nutty flavor that becomes increasingly sharp and complex with age. Hook’s Two Year Sharp Cheddar is a little sharper in flavor than their one year cheddar.

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