French Onion Cheese Ball

This French Onion Cheese Ball recipe is the perfect easy appetizer for a holiday party that will please any hungry crowd.

Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour


  • 8 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded gouda cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. grated onion
  • 5-6 dashes Worchestershire sauce, or to taste
  • 1/2 Tbsp. dried parsley
  • Garlic powder, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup chopped or whole almonds


  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix until well combined. 

  2. Lay out a piece of plastic wrap and add the cream cheese mixture in the center. Gather the corners and twist the plastic wrap to seal the mixture and to help form the desired ball or log shape. 

  3. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the cheese ball to firm up and take shape. 

  4. After the cheese ball is set and firm, remove from plastic wrap and roll the cheese ball in the chopped almonds or place whole almonds around the surface of the cheese ball. (Or cover in half chopped and half whole almonds as pictured if you have opportunistic family members who request both.) 

  5. Serve with an assortment of crackers, pretzels and/or tortilla chips.

Recipe Notes

TIP: For an extra special kick, roll the cheese ball in cooked, chopped bacon instead of nuts.