Looking for an easy and delicious appetizer for a golf party or Masters party? Whether you’re a golf enthusiast or just looking for a tasty way to impress your party guests, this golf ball cheese ball is SURE to be a hole-in-one at your party!
Tee up your party plans and get ready to score big with this delicious golf ball cheese ball! Loaded with cheddar cheese flavor, this is such an easy and impressive appetizer for golf themed parties!
How to Make a Golf Ball Cheese Ball
- Using a food processor or mixer, combine softened (room temperature) cream cheese (this is key, it makes it easy to mix together) along with the rest of your cheese ball ingredients (full recipe at end of post).
- Once combined, use a spatula to flip out the cheese ball mixture onto a layer of plastic wrap on your counter.
- Spritz clean hands with a quick spray of nonstick cooking spray to help form the mixture into the shape of a round ball.
- Lay the cream cheese mixture on a large piece of plastic wrap and carefully fold the sides of the wrap around the round ball. Continue to shape it into the perfect ball shape.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours (I usually leave it overnight).
- Spread a thin layer of whipped cream cheese evenly over the cheese ball with a small spatula.
- TIP: Dip your spatula or small knife in hot water and wipe off the water with a paper towel quickly then spread the warm spatula over the cream cheese to help evenly smooth it out.
- Use a round tool (like the bottom of a wooden spoon, chopstick, etc) to create dimples by pressing gently into the cheese ball to create that classic golf ball look. It helps to carefully spin your tool and pull it out. Spritz it with nonstick baking spray (wipe away excess) to help prevent it from sticking. This part can feel a little time-consuming so allow some time, but it’s all worth it!
- When your golf cheese ball is ready, keep refrigerated until it’s time to serve (on a bed of chives to look like grass)!
How to Serve a Golf Cheese Ball
Surround your golf cheese ball with chives or green onion so it looks like it’s sitting down in grass just like a real golf ball! I also have lettuce underneath my cheese ball for extra green, but that’s optional.
I suggest layering your platter with a pretty piece of parchment paper to help make clean-up even easier! Surround the cheese ball with your crackers, toast points, pretzels, chips and veggies around the cheese ball and serve! Don’t forget a cheese spreader or small knife.
Cheese Ball Tips and Tricks
- Shred your own cheese off a cheese block rather than using bagged, shredded cheese. If you’re in a pinch, store-bought will work fine, but freshly shredded cheese tastes much better!
- Spritz your round utensil (such as the bottom of a wooden spoon) with nonstick cooking spray and gently wipe off any excess before pressing the dimples into the cheese ball to help make it easier!
- If your cheese ball starts to soften while making the dimples, set it back in the refrigerator for a few minutes to firm back up.
- Tailor the recipe to your favorite flavors! Add in your favorite seasonings (even a ranch seasoning packet) and spices to the cheese ball.
More Golf Party Appetizers
What’s better than an edible golf ball made of cheese? This is such a fun appetizer for golf parties or watching golf tournaments like the Masters each spring! I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does!
Golf Ball Cheese Ball
- 1 wooden spoon handle or other kitchen utensil to use the bottom handle to make the golf ball dimples.
- 16 ounces cream cheese softened
- 2 tbsp sour cream
- 1 cup white cheddar cheese or other white colored cheese, shredded
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp chives or green onions, diced
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 cup whipped cream cheese
- Using a food processor, standing mixer (with paddle attachment) or in a large mixing bowl, combine together cream cheese, sour cream, white cheddar cheese (shredded), Worcestershire sauce, diced chives, garlic powder, and onion powder.
- Spritz clean hands with nonstick baking spray and mold the cheese mixture into a round ball shape.
- Lay out a piece of plastic wrap and add the ball on top. Fold up the plastic wrap around the ball and further mold into a round ball.
- Refrigerate the ball for at least 2 hours to help firm it up. You can leave it overnight at this stage too.
- Using an offset spatula or butter knife, carefully spread the whipped cream cheese in a thin coating evenly over the round cheese ball.
- Use the back of a wooden spoon (or other kitchen utensil with a round bottom) and gently press into the cheese ball to form an indention or dimple into the cheese ball. Repeat all over the cheese ball until covered to make it look like a golf ball!
- Serve your golf cheeseball alongside crackers, pretzels, crostini, veggie slices, etc. Store any leftover cheese ball in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.