Christmas Tree Cheese Ball

December 23, 2023

Holiday appetizer that decorates and tastes great.


  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Other: 30 min freeze time
  • Total Time: 45 min
  • Servings: 8 – 10
  • Yield:


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 8 ounces sharp Cheddar 
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne 
  • 2 to 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 scallions, sliced 
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon 
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 
  • 1/4 cup very finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill 
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate seed


  1. Add the cream cheese, Cheddar, cayenne, Worcestershire, scallions, lemon juice and some salt and pepper to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is almost smooth; you still want a few bits of cheese in there. Remove with a rubber spatula to a piece of plastic wrap and wrap up the cheese mixture. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  2. Shape the cheese mixture with your hands into a Christmas tree/cone using the plastic wrap to keep it together. Mix the chopped parsley and dill together on a plate or work surface. Coat the shaped cheese in the chopped herbs.
  3. Transfer the cheese tree to the center of a platter. Decorate with the pomegranate seeds as ornaments. Serve with buttery crackers.


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  • Food Network – Christmas Tree Cheese Ball – Ree Drummond