Recipe: Garlic And Feta Cheese Ball

A cheese ball makes a tasty and attractive appetizer for any occasion! This recipe is great served with Sourdough Bacon, Rosemary, and Cracked Peppercorn Crackers. Note: If a batch of feta cheese turns out softer than desired, consider using the entire batch in place of the cream cheese and feta in this recipe.


  • 3/4 cup cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp. softened butter, ghee, or bacon fat (adds a unique flavor)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled crispy bacon (optional)
  • 1 cup toasted pecans, finely chopped


  1. Blend cheeses together in a large bowl.
  2. Stir in garlic and onion powder. Add enough of the butter to make a smooth mixture. If desired, mix in the crumbled crispy bacon.
  3. Divide in half and shape each half into a ball. Roll each ball in about half of the chopped pecans.
  4. Cover and store in the refrigerator until serving time. Freezes well.

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