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April 17th is National Cheeseball Day
you're looking for something to do today then get your hands on some
cheese because it's National Cheeseball Day! It's ok to play
your food a little bit today! Let's get right into
National Cheeseball Day!
WHY IS THIS A
It's pretty safe to assume that the reason for this
because cheeseballs are pretty dang tasty! No, not people who tell
corny jokes... but balls of flavored cheese! After trying out some
cheeseballs myself for the first time, I can definitely say that they
taste great and I can see why people want to celebrate them!
What's so special about them? Well, there's not much to them
they all seem to start out with the right foot forward: they use cream
cheese! Then what you do is soften the cream cheese by letting it sit
outside of your fridge for a little and then mix it up with some
You can go two directions with this...
you can choose to have a nice sweet tasting cheese (almost like a
cheesecake) or you can go with a savory cheese (like a dip). It's all
up to you! If you want it to be like a dessert then go with the sweet,
but if you want people have it as a side dish or a dip then go with
savory. Then you just let the mixture firm back up in your
for an hour or two before you roll it up into a ball. The last step is
to roll it in a crunchy coating that compliments the internal flavor.
Like if you had a jelly-flavored cheese then you'd roll it in chopped
peanuts. Or if you had a steak-flavored cheese then you'd roll it in
potato flakes. No, I don't know of anyone who has tried those flavors
combinations but you get the idea, right? ;) Then you just
a chunk out of the ball and enjoy!
So how can you celebrate today? Well, hop on over to your
local grocery store and check out what kind of cheeseball kits they
have. These kits take a lot of the guesswork out of things
you and pair up awesome flavor mixes with perfect, outer
coatings. Most places should have both a sweet and savory
collection of cheeseball kits. And then grab a bunch of cream
cheese on your way out and you're good to go! Make up a few
cheeseballs today and then invite people over to help you finish them
off! You can eat the cheese straight or dip things in it or
spread it on crackers or bagels. These puppies are rich with
flavor so try not to go too overboard! You'll fill up quick
this stuff, which is why I suggested you invite people over ;).
Or you can skip the kits and try to come up with some
flavor combinations yourself. I honestly think the peanut and
jelly flavor one might taste alright if you want to try that.
if you're really bold then try the steak and potatoes one
Mix in all the spices you normally put on your steak on the inside,
maybe even drip in some steak juice from a cooked steak and then roll
it in potato flakes! Could be good, who knows. But
really go all over the place with flavor combinations. You
make a strawberry one with chopped, dried banana chips on the
outside. Or go the basic route of a sour cream one with onion
flakes on the outside. Or you could mix salsa with your
and then crunch of tortilla chips for the outside. Have fun
it! Enjoy your day and your cheeseballs!