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The Finest Recipe for Goat Cheese Balls – 4 Variations


This easy no-bake recipe makes creamy, tangy Goat Cheese Balls with four yummy topping variations – fresh dill, chives, pistachios and pomegranate seeds! With mini pretzel sticks acting as edible toothpicks, they’re a lovely appetizer for any special occasion.

A bunch of different cheese balls with pretzels poking into them on a countertop

My Favorite Finger Foods for the Holidays

These assorted goat cheese balls are a gourmet snack or appetizer that couldn’t be easier to make. You just have to blend a few ingredients in your food processor, shape the cheese balls, chill them, roll them into the toppings and poke in the pretzel sticks. There’s no cooking or baking involved!

This one quick recipe gives you four delicious cheese ball flavors to enjoy. Between the pistachio, dill, chive and pomegranate, I simply can’t decide on a favorite. You can pick and choose which toppings you use depending on your preferences, but I recommend trying them all! You could even get creative by mixing and matching multiple toppings onto each cheese ball.

A pomegranate cheeseball beside a chive cheeseball on a plastic cutting board

What You’ll Need

These goat cheese balls are made with just 4 ingredients before they’re coated in the toppings and finished off with pretzel stick handles.

  • Goat Cheese: This ultra-creamy cheese is full of vitamins and healthy fats.
  • Cream Cheese: To supplement the goat cheese.
  • Garlic Powder & Dry Basil: To add a delightful hint of garlic-herb flavor.
  • Pistachios: Crushed.
  • Fresh Dill: Chopped.
  • Fresh Chives: Chopped.
  • Pomegranate Seeds: This recipe makes enough of each topping to coat a quarter of the finished cheese balls.
  • Pretzel Sticks: Or toothpicks.
Four plates on a marble countertop with each one holding a different cheese ball topping

How to Make Assorted Goat Cheese Balls

This luxurious appetizer is almost too easy! Grab your food processor and follow the simple instructions below.

Combine Cheese Ball Ingredients: Add the cream cheese, goat cheese, garlic powder and basil to your food processor. Blend until combined.

A food processor on top of a marble surface with the cheeseball mixture inside of it

Chill Mixture: Place the cheese ball mixture in the refrigerator to chill for 20 minutes.

Form Cheese Balls: Remove the mixture from the fridge and roll it into 1/2-inch balls (you should be able to make 12-14 of them).

Twelve un-set cheese balls on a metal baking sheet lined with a piece of wax paper

Chill Again: Place the balls onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and chill them in the fridge for 20-30 minutes, or until they’ve set.

Add Toppings: Remove your hardened cheese balls from the refrigerator and roll them into the prepared toppings.



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