Mini Pumpkin Cheese Balls

Round out the fall or Halloween party appetizer table with pumpkin-shaped cheese balls. The cheese blend is delicious, and the pretzels and parsley complete the look.

Wisconsin Cheese Mini Pumpkin Cheese Balls Recipe
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Active Time
40 Minutes
2 Dozen



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Cold Pack, Cream Cheese or Young Cheddar can be used in this recipe.


  1. Beat cheddar garlic cheese and cream cheese in a bowl until blended. Add cheddar; beat until mixture is combined. 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 into balls; roll balls in cheese puffs to coat.
  3. Insert pretzels for pumpkin stems; place parsley for leaves. Refrigerate until serving.

Recipe Tip

To create uniform-sized balls, we used a cookie scoop.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Cold pack cheese come in a variety of flavors including bacon, toasted onion, garden vegetable, port wine and more. Try your favorite cold pack cheese in this recipe.

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