Cheese Ball Christmas Tree Ornament: Cheese Ball With Cranberries

Easy Cranberry Cheese Ball 

Fresh rosemary, garlic, and cranberries help flavor this classic Christmas cheese ball. Neufchâtel or cream cheese (your preference) is combined with bold-flavored goat cheese to form an easy-to-make cheeseball.

Neufchâtel versus cream cheese? They’re both basically the same, except Neufchâtel is made entirely of milk fat and cream cheese contains cream.

You can make your cranberry cheese ball look like an ornament by cutting pieces or shapes from red and green peppers. Use a fresh parsley stem or a chive to be the ornament hanger.

Serve your cheeseball Christmas tree ornament with your favorite crackers to add to your holiday spread. A pretty and tasty addition to Christmas and New Year’s parties!

How to Make a Cheeseball Christmas Tree Ornament

  • One 8 oz. package Neufchâtel or cream cheese
  • One tsp. chopped fresh rosemary
  • One clove chopped garlic
  • One cup crumbled goat cheese
  • One-half cup chopped cranberries
  • Green and red peppers, parsley stem (optional)

Prepare the rosemary and garlic


Cream the cheeses together with an electric mixer.


Stir in the cranberries.


Shape into a ball. Wrap in Saran wrap and chill at least 2 hours. Decorate.

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