Holiday Cheese Ball Wreath

  • Author: Carissa Shaw for Mom Needs Chocolate


A simple, delicious, and stunning centerpiece of bite-sized cheese balls for your holiday table!


  • 2 Kaukauna cheese balls, any flavor (sharp cheddar suggested)
  • 1/4 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, finely chopped
  • Fresh sage and rosemary for garnish
  • 1/3 cup fresh cranberries for garnish
  • Assorted crackers and pretzels


  1. Open the cheese balls and place them on a cutting board. Use a sharp knife to cut away the almond coated sides, top, and bottom of the cheese balls. Roll those almond coated sides into bite-sized 1-inch balls (almond sides out) and set aside.
  2. Cut the inside portion of the cheese balls into 1-inch cubes, then roll them into balls.
  3. Roll 1/4 of the cheese balls in finely chopped pecans, roll another 1/4 in black sesame seeds, roll another 1/4 in chopped fresh cilantro, and roll the final 1/4 in finely chopped dried cranberries.
  4. Arrange all of the mini cheese balls (including the almond coated balls set aside earlier) on a rustic serving platter in the shape of a wreath.
  5. Arrange fresh sage and rosemary around the wreath for garnish. Add fresh cranberries for garnish around the wreath.

Serve with pretzels and crackers. Serves 12.

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