Melanie, from Hector...

Party Cheese-Ball

People are always asking for this recipe! Makes 3 large balls. Keeps well in the fridge for a few days. Great with crackers and vegetable sticks. This is our Christmas or special occasion treat that always gets rave reviews. The secret is to use the Cerebos Tomato Relish I have used other relishes but didn't compare. Just be patient when mixing. Your arm gets a good workout but you want to keep going until fully combined and you cannot see the grated cheese. You can add extra grated cheese depending on your taste.

11 Votes Since October 24th


  • 250g cream cheese
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 4 gerkins finely chopped
  • 2 cups grated cheese
  • 4 tablespoons Cerebos Tomato Relish


  1. Place all ingredients except chopped nuts into bowl
  2. Mix with wooden spoon
  3. Be patient, keep mixing untill grated cheese is blended
  4. Taste, add more grated cheese if you wish
  5. Divide into 3 balls
  6. Roll in chopped nuts to cover
  7. Refridgerate
  8. Enjoy!
Amount Cooking Time Prep Time
3 large balls nil 20 minutes



Sounds yummy but I hate gerkins what could you use instead

Juanita Teepa

Yum! We loved it so much that between two of us we ate it all in one sitting (opps!).


Hmm thats a tricky one Julie. After much deliberation and my husband giving heaps of suggestions. The best ones I think would be pickled onions or bacon bits or nothing? Would love to know what you try and how it turns out.


Wow Juanita I'm impressed! It is a great treat and quite addictive. Thats why I have put a limit on how often I make it as it not that good for the waist line. I hope you had a couple of wines with it as it can work up a thirst!

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