A recipe for a cream cheese ball calls for softened cream cheese, feta cheese, olive oil, onion and garlic as well as some herbs and spices. Some other recipes include cannoli cheese ball and Hawaiian cheese ball.
Make the feta cheese ball by combining 2 packages of softened cream cheese, 1 cup of crumbled feta cheese and 3 tablespoons olive oil and blending until well mixed. Add 5 chopped green onions, 3 minced garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon dill weed, 2 teaspoon dried oregano and 3/4 teaspoon pepper. Chill before shaping into cheese balls and serving with crackers.
The cannoli cheese ball calls for 1 package of softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup of ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup of powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Blend the ingredients together, then fold in 1 cup of mini chocolate chips. Chill for one hour before forming it into a ball and rolling it in 1 1/2 cups of mini chocolate chips. Serve it with cookies or crackers.
The Hawaiian cheese ball blends both sweet and savory flavors together with a mixture made from 1 package of softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup of sour cream and 1 cup of shredded Monterey jack cheese. Also add 1/4 pound of cubed ham and 1/2 cup of pineapple. Roll the cheese ball in 2 cups of toasted coconut before serving with rice crackers.