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Easy Cheese Ball Recipe

This ricotta cheese ball with spices and herbs goes great served on brunches or parties as an appetizer, along with some crunchy crackers, toasts or chips.

 I made this easy cheese ball recipe for the New Years Party I hosted. I had a lot of work to do, organizing, cooking, but I’m glad it all turned out very well. The party was great and my friends loved the food :D.

I made about 20 appetizer recipes! Most of them were ovo-lacto-vegetarian, but just a few contained fish as well. I didn’t want to scare them with my veg menu, so for some crostinis, I added a salmon topping and also made a smoked mackerel salad (uhm…actualy mom made that :)) ).

So, you’ll probably think that I have over 20 appetizer recipes to show you, right? Well, NO! Unfortunately, I finished them all at about 5 o’clock and because it was really foggy outside, I didn’t have good light to take photos of all of them. I only took photos for 5 recipes, and this ricotta cheese ball is one of them.

Cheese was almost the main ingredient in my menu. I wanted to make a delicious menu for my non-veg friends and a vegan one would have been a little too shocking for them. The recipes turned out great and they loved them 🙂

This ricotta cheese ball with spices and herbs is extremely easy to make! Really, I finished it in like 10 minutes! You can serve this with crackers, salty biscuits, toasts etc.

How was your New Years Eve party menu? 😀

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How to make a cheese ball? Here’s the recipe

Yield: 10-12 servings

Cheese Ball with Spices and Herbs

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This ricotta cheese ball with spices and herbs goes great served on brunches or parties as an appetizer, along with some crunchy crackers, toasts or chips.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 400g (14oz) ricotta cheese
  • 200g (7oz) feta cheese
  • 5 Tbsps dill, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • salt, to taste, if needed
  • 4 Tbsps chopped parsley + 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • spices: turmeric, sweet paprika, caraway seeds, poppy seeds, oregano, sesame seeds etc.


  1. Put ricotta cheese in a large bowl. Add feta cheese, which was previously mashed with a fork.
  2. Using a hand mixer, or just your hands, blend the cheeses together.
  3. Add chopped onion and dill. Salt also, if needed. Taste to see if it is salty enough.
  4. Make a ball shape and put it on the platter on which you will serve it.
  5. In a small bowl, mix chopped parsley with 1 Tbsp of olive oil.
  6. Coat one side of the cheese ball with this mixture, just like in the photos.
  7. Coat the cheese ball with other spices.
  8. Serve it with crackers, salty biscuits or toasts.

Nutrition Information



Amount Per Serving Calories 58Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 6mgSodium 97mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 1gSugar 0gProtein 2g

I strive to keep the information as accurate as possible but make no warranties regarding its accuracy. I encourage you to make your own calculations using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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Looking for similar appetizers? Try this Super Smooth Cream Cheese with Herbs.


Monday 23rd of July 2018

Woah, this cheese ball is just amazing! Made it for a party the other day and it was gone in minutes! Everybody loved me and they asked about the recipe, so I told them about your blog :) Amazing!


Friday 7th of September 2018

Glad you liked it! :D

Fruit & Veg Girl

Tuesday 28th of January 2014

They look absolutely fantastic. I made them at home and, although I'd be the first to admit I'm not a great cook, they came out great. Visually and tastily stunning. I served them with simple flatbread and my family loved them. I love your site and will keep coming back for more great ideas. Thanks.


Tuesday 28th of January 2014

So glad to hear that :) Thank you Jenny!

Natalie Tamara

Friday 17th of January 2014

Wow, these are stunning! They would look fabulous on a buffet or platter. Will definitely bear these in mind next time I'm cooking for a group :)


Sunday 19th of January 2014

Thanks Natalie! So glad you like it! :D

Mihaela Brostianu

Thursday 9th of January 2014

Buna!Arata asa deosebita biluta ...deja m-au provocat imaginile sa incerc si eu cat de curand reteta!Banuiesc ca e si foarte gustoasa!Multumesc de postare!Numai bine iti doresc! Voi trece pragul blogului si in zilele ce vin sa vad si sa "savurez" si celelalte retete!M.


Saturday 11th of January 2014

Multumesc mult Mihaela! Ma bucur ca iti place :D Sa imi spui cum ti-a iesit daca o incerci ;)

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