Cheese Ball Bites

Plan your next party around these perfectly petite mini cheese balls! Serve on rustic crackers, or poppable style with a pretzel stick inserted into each cheese ball. Play with any of your favorite Face Rock Creamery cheddars… they’re all delicious in this recipe.
12 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 c. shredded Face Rock Extra Aged Cheddar (try it with any of our cheddars!)
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. paprika
kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
8 slices bacon, cooked and finely chopped
1/3 c. finely chopped fresh chives
1/3 c. finely chopped pecans
18 pretzels sticks


Using your preferred method, cook bacon until crispy. Drain on paper towels and then finely chop. Set aside.

In a large bowl, stir together cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic powder, and paprika and season with salt and pepper.

Use a small cookie scoop to form mixture into 18 small balls and transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until firm, 1 hour.

In a shallow bowl, stir together bacon, chives, and pecans.

Roll balls in bacon-chive-pecan mixture, and insert a pretzel stick into each. If not serving immediately, cover with plastic wrap and chill until 15 minutes before serving. Let come to room temperature and serve.


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Extra Aged Cheddar

Face Rock Extra Aged 2yr Cheddar: This cheddar received the 1st place ribbon at the 2015 ACS (American Cheese Society) Awards in the “BEST Aged Cheddar” category!

Our Premium Extra Aged Cheddar is sharp and luxurious with a smooth buttery flavor and creamy texture enhanced by cheese crystals that indicate a quality aged cheddar.

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12 Month Aged Cheddar

12 Month Aged Cheddar: Our 12 month Aged Cheddar is creamy with a slight nutty flavor. It is a medium cheddar,  full of creamy cheddary flavor- yet without the bite that you’ll find in the sharper versions. Low in moisture, this cheddar is great on its own or with your favorite foods.

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