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Feta-Olive-Fresh Herb Cheese Ball

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Hands-on time 30 mins
Total time 45 mins

Makes 10 servings

You can also shape the cheese mixture into a Yule log.


  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash of hot sauce (such as Tabasco)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup green olives, pitted and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons green onions, finely chopped
  • Cucumber slices

How to Make It

  1. Beat cream cheese and next 6 ingredients at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer 2 to 3 minutes or until well combined.

  2. Stir together crumbled feta cheese, chopped green olives, and cream cheese mixture until combined. Chill 5 minutes. Meanwhile, stir together chopped parsley and green onions. Shape into a ball, and roll in parsley mixture to coat. Serve with cucumber slices.