Cheese Roll (The BEST Cheese Ball Recipe)

Cheese Roll – the BEST cheese ball recipe EVER! Super easy to make and even easier to eat. Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, dry mustard, hot sauce, garlic, mayonnaise, and Worcestershire – mix together and roll in a mixture of chili powder and paprika. Great for parties! I am totally addicted to this cheese roll! I could literally eat the whole thing! Serve with crackers or veggie slices. #appetizer #glutenfree #lowcarb #partyfood #gameday #cheese

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The BEST Cheese Ball Recipe

This might be my most favorite cheese ball recipe of all-time. The recipe is from a family friend and my Mom has been making it during the holidays for as long as I can remember. I could literally eat the whole thing myself! Not only is it crazy good, but it is also super easy to make. You probably have everything in your refrigerator to whip this up right now for a New Year’s Eve party!

How to Make the Best Cheese Roll

As I said, this is very easy to make. Mix together cheddar cheese, cream cheese, dry mustard, garlic powder, tabasco, Worcestershire, and mayonnaise. Shape into a roll.
Combine chili powder and paprika. Roll the cheese log in chili powder mixture to coat outside of cheese roll. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  • I like to make one big log, but you could also split it into two rolls or balls if you prefer.
  • You can use any shredded cheese you prefer in place of the cheddar cheese. Smoked gouda would be delicious!
  • You can use low-fat cream cheese if you prefer.
  • If you aren’t a fan of mayonnaise, you can substitute sour cream.
  • Is this Cheese Ball spicy? Not at all. If you are worried about they heat, feel free to omit Tabasco and roll the cheese ball in pecans.
  • This cheese ball will keep about 2 weeks tightly wrapped in the refrigerator.
  • Is this Cheese Roll gluten-free? Yes! Use a gluten-free Worcestershire sauce such as Lea & Perrins.
  • Is this Cheese Roll low-carb & keto-friendly? There is 1 gram of sugar and 1 gram of carbs in each teaspoon of Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce. There are only 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce in this recipe. If you want to minimize the carbs you can cut the Worcestershire in half or omit it altogether.
cheese ball on a plate with crackers

What to Serve with a Cheese Ball

Serve the cheese ball with your favorite crackers. I like Sociables and Wheat Thins. Serve this with some veggie slices if are looking for gluten-free/low-carb/keto-friendly options. As I said, I absolutely LOVE this cheese ball recipe. It is a MUST for my holiday snacking.

Here are a few more of my favorite holiday snacks that go great with this cheese ball:

cheese ball on a plate with crackers

Cheese Roll

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Cheese Roll recipe – cheddar cheese, cream cheese, dry mustard, hot sauce, garlic, mayonnaise and Worcestershire – mix together and roll in a mixture of chili powder and paprika. Great for parties! I am totally addicted to this cheese roll! I could literally eat the whole thing! Serve with crackers.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • ¼ tsp dry mustard
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp tabasco sauce
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • Tbsp chili powder
  • Tbsp paprika

Instructions:

  • Mix together cheddar cheese, cream cheese, dry mustard, garlic powder, tabasco, Worcestershire and mayonnaise. Shape into a roll.
  • Combine chili powder and paprika. Roll cheese roll in chili powder mixture to coat outside of cheese roll. Refrigerate.

Notes:

  • I like to make one big cheese roll, but you could also split it into two rolls or balls if you prefer.
  • You can use any shredded cheese you prefer in place of the cheddar cheese. Smoked gouda would be delicious!
  • You can use low-fat cream cheese if you prefer.
  • If you aren’t a fan of mayonnaise, you can substitute sour cream.
  • Is this Cheese Log spicy? Not at all. If you are worried about they heat, feel free to omit the Tabasco and roll the cheese log in pecans.
  • This cheese ball will keep about 2 weeks tightly wrapped in the refrigerator.
  • Is this Cheese Log gluten-free? Yes! Use a gluten-free Worcestershire sauce such as Lea & Perrins.
  • Is this Cheese Log low-carb & keto-friendly? There is 1 gram of sugar and 1 gram of carbs in each teaspoon of Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce. There are only 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce in this recipe. If you want to minimize the carbs you can cut the Worcestershire in half or omit it altogether.

Steph

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  1. I have been looking for this recipe for a long time. I am hoping this is the one with Chili Powder. Also will add more garlic as the one I recall was garlicky and I loved this as a little girl! TY!!

  2. You're On! I'm making this for tonight, as well. I only have smoked paprika so mine might be a cheese roll version from the cabin in the woods Ü Have a super safe and Happy New Year!!

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