Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
Serves 10 to 12

Add the stem from a real pumpkin in and your guests will do a double take. A broccoli stem is another ...edible... option.

How to Make It

Blend together the cheeses until smooth. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, celery salt and onion salt, adding more to taste, if desired. Shape into a ball and set on a serving plate; cover and chill 2 to 3 hours or until firm.
Score cheese ball with vertical lines, if desired, to resemble a pumpkin. Toss walnuts with paprika; press into surface of cheese ball. Break a pretzel rod in half and insert in top for stem, if desired. Arrange crackers around cheese ball.

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Ratings & Reviews

ddweaver7's Review

October 22, 2012

nonnie22's Review

July 05, 2012
I would recommend using grated sharp cheddar cheese rather than the cold pack. All the other ingredients will return to their naturally firm state, but cold pack spread is soft in its natural state.

ArgoAnne's Review

October 31, 2011
It really wasn't firm enough to make into a ball, even after refrigorating overnight. Any ideas to make it firmer? The flavor is good, but I am concerned about how to firm it up with out changing the flavor profile!