Walnut Cheese Ball

  • Yield 2 - 4 servings
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook 30 mins


3 cups shredded old white Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup butter softened
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons fresh chives, finely chopped
1 tablespoon port or sherry (optional)
1/2 - 3/4 cup toasted California Walnut pieces


  1. In food processor, combine all ingredients except walnuts. Pulse until mixture is smooth. Remove to medium bowl; cover and chill until slightly firm. Shape into 5-inch ball or roll into 7 X 2-inch log.
  2. Roll in toasted walnuts to coat evenly. Wrap in plastic wrap; chill until firm. Allow to warm at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving. May be kept in refrigerator for up to 5 days. 



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