Dairy Farmers of Canada

Herbed cheese balls

This is the Herbed cheese balls recipe.

  • Prep: 20 min
Yields 6 - 8 servings


  • 8 oz (240 g) Canadian cream cheese softened
  • 3 cups (750 mL) grated Canadian Cheddar (medium or aged)
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) finely chopped green onions
  • Few dashes hot sauce (optional)
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) finely chopped herbs (parsley, dill, or cilantro)
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Remove cream cheese from fridge half an hour before use. In a medium bowl, using a spatula (or electric mixer), mix the cream cheese, grated Cheddar, sour cream, green onions and hot sauce until well combined. Form into 12-14 balls on a serving tray or plate, then roll in the chopped herbs. Refrigerate for an hour or overnight for best flavour. Surround the balls with crackers for serving and dig in!


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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 280 Calories
Protein: 13 g
Carbohydrate: 3 g
Fat: 25 g
Fibre: 0.2 g
Sodium: 369 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 32 % / 350 mg
Phosphorus: 23 %
Vitamin A: 24 %
Vitamin B12: 23 %
Zinc: 17 %