Mini Pumpkin Cheese Balls

Mini Pumpkin Cheese Balls
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Liven up Halloween or fall parties with these pumpkin-shaped cheese balls. The blend of cheeses have crowd-pleasing appeal; and the pretzels and parsley complete the look.


  1. Beat creamy garlic cheese and cream cheese in a medium bowl until blended. Add cheddar; mix well. Cover and freeze for 30 minutes.
  2. Place crushed cheese puffs in a shallow bowl. Scoop or spoon tablespoonfuls of cheese mixture onto a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Shape cheese mixture into balls; roll balls in cheese puffs to coat. Insert pretzels for pumpkin stems; place parsley for leaves. Refrigerate until serving.

Recipe Tips

  • Any brand of Wisconsin cheddar cheese, garlic cold pack cheese or cream cheese can be used.
  • To create uniform-sized balls, we used a cookie scoop.

Cheesemonger Tip

Cold pack cheeses come in a variety of flavors including bacon, toasted onion, garden vegetable, port wine … and many more. The mild cheddar and cream cheese flavors in this recipe are versatile; they will blend well with just about any flavor of cold pack cheese.