To freeze a cheese ball, wrap the ball tightly in two layers of plastic wrap and place in the freezer. Store-bought cheese balls may be frozen in the original packaging.
A cheese ball stays good in the freezer for about one month. To ensure the cheese ball returns to its optimal texture, thaw the ball for a full 24 hours in the refrigerator prior to serving. Cheese balls rolled in nuts may be frozen with the nut coating, but most recipes recommend rolling the ball in nuts or other toppings immediately before serving. Jam or jelly coatings may lose structural integrity and slide off the cheese ball upon thawing.