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National Cheeseball Day
April 17, 2016
April 17 recognizes the food holiday National Cheeseball Day. There are two ways a cheeseball can be served:
- A cheese spread in the shape of a ball served with crackers, most often around Christmas in the U.S. This cheeseball is commonly made with softened cream cheese and other ingredients.
- Cheese puffs, which is a puffed corn snack, coated with a mixture of cheese or cheese flavored powders. Cheese puffs are manufactured by extruding heated corn dough through a die that forms the particular shape, most likely a ball shape.
- Celebrate National Cheeseball Day by making a cheeseball for friends and family. Remember to share a picture of your cheeseball on Social Media using #NationalCheeseballDay.
- Easy Bacon Cheeseball recipe2 – 8 oz packages cream cheese (softened)
2-1/2 C shredded cheddar cheese
1 pkg ranch dressing mix
1 small pkg real bacon pieces
1 cup finely chopped pecansIn a medium bowl, smooth cream cheese. Mix and blend dressing mix, cheddar cheese and bacon into cream cheese. Shape mixture into a ball shape. Roll into nuts until covered. Chill at least 2 hours. Serve with crackers.
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