All sorts of different cheeses can be included in a cheese ball. Some go to choices would be blue cheese, Swiss, cheddar, and more cheddar. Diced dried fruit or fresh fruit soaked in liquor is an excellent addition inside as well.
Here is a simple starting point.
- 16 oz Neufchatel or cream cheese room temperature
- 1/2 cup shredded Gouda
- 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar
- 2 tbsp pepper jelly
- 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts or a mix
In a mixing bowl whip cheeses and jelly together until smooth. Spoon mixture on to a large sheet of plastic wrap and form into a tight ball. Refrigerate at least six hours and up to a day. Remove from fridge and roll cheese ball in chopped nuts. Wrap in plastic again and refrigerate until serving.