Festive Cheese Ball – Make in Advance

thermomix entertaining cheese ball on board with crackers and knife

The Thermomix makes entertaining a breeze! This Festive Cheese Ball is sure to impress your guests for your next social gathering. Perfect for the Christmas nibbles spread, it’s is festively coloured and bursting with flavour.

Something a bit different to the usual cheese plate or dip platter, it’s simple to whip up and will be met with lots of compliments.

Quick to Make, Here’s a Run Down

Simply whizz up the outer layer and arrange it out on a piece of gladwrap.

Then whizz up the cheesy filling, pop it on top and bring the sides up to enclose.

Thermomix cheese ball entertaining construction

Refrigerate overnight, then unwrap and serve with crackers.

Thermomix entertaining cheese ball on board with crackers

Cheese Ball Flavours, The Possibilities are Endless

There are heaps of different flavour variations you can try, check out my Jalapeno Cheese Ball for something on the spicy side!

Other flavour ideas to experiment with could be:

Apricot and almond

Chives

Herb and garlic

Mediterranean flavours such as olives, sun-dried tomato and basil

Cranberry and macadamia

Caramelised onion

Looking for More Thermomix Entertaining Ideas?

Entertaining is made easy with things like an amazing Thermomix Cheese Ball. Taking just minutes to make and popping in the fridge until your guests arrive means you have more time being social. Other recipes great for that, include:

Spinach Cob Loaf Dip

Green Olive and Butter Bean Dip

A good quality olive oil and Pistachio Dukkah for dipping fresh crusty bread into

You’ll find the best Hummus you’ll ever eat in Summer Meal Mix Up

Honestly, you will be surprised at just how quick and easy this impressive Cheese Ball is to whip up. It feels like cheating, knowing it’s so simple, yet fetches so much high praise from friends and family!

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thermomix entertaining cheese ball on board with crackers and knife
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Festive Cheese Ball

This impressive Cheese Ball is made in advance, whipped up in minutes, ready for when your guests arrive.
Prep Time5 mins
Overnight rest6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 5 mins
Course: Dip, Entertaining
Cuisine: Australian, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegetarian
Keyword: Cheese ball thermomix, Thermomix entertaining
Servings: 12
Calories: 124kcal

Ingredients

  • 30 g fresh parsley
  • 20 g baby spinach
  • 20 g spring onion roughly chopped
  • 100 g vintage cheddar cheese 2cm cubes
  • 40 g sundried tomatoes sliced
  • 250 g cream cheese at room temperature, roughly chopped
  • 50 g fresh ricotta cheese from the deli counter at the supermarket
  • Big pinch of pepper
  • 60 g char-grilled/roasted red capsicum diced 1cm (approx. 1/2 capsicum)

Instructions

  • Place parsley, spinach and 10g of the spring onion (try to use mainly the greener bits for this part) in mixer bowl. Blitz 4 seconds/speed 7/MC on. Scrape down bowl. Repeat. Transfer to a small bowl.
  • Weigh 15g of the parsley mixture back into the mixer bowl. Add remaining 10g spring onion, vintage cheese and sundried tomatoes. Grate 4 seconds/speed 7/MC on. Scrape down bowl.
  • Add cream cheese, ricotta and pepper. Blend 5 seconds/speed 5/MC on. Scrape down bowl. Repeat.
  • Add capsicum. Mix 5 seconds/speed 4/MC on.
  • Lay out a piece of glad wrap (about 60cm long) on your kitchen counter. Place the parsley mixture from Step 1 onto the middle of the glad wrap, spreading out into a large circle.
  • Spoon cheese mixture onto the parsley, leaving about a 5cm border of parsley bare. Use a spatula or spoon to smooth out to a rough ball shape. Bring up the glad wrap to coat the sides of your ball. Twist glad wrap to enclose, shaping into a neat ball. Place (opening side down) on a small plate. Refrigerate for several hours, ideally overnight, before unwrapping and plating with crackers.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serve | Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 951IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 1mg

Please note, nutrition information is calculated via an online recipe nutrition calculator and is a guide only. It is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed 100% accurate. I am not a nutritionist or trained health professional.

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