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NATIONAL CHEESEBALL DAY – April 17

NATIONAL CHEESEBALL DAY

April 17 celebrates a food holiday, it is National Cheeseball Day.  There are two ways a person can celebrate this day and you get to choose which one you would like to celebrate with.

  • cheese spread in the shape of a ball, (Cheeseball) usually served around Christmas in the United States however often served at parties with crackers throughout the year.  They are often made with softened cream cheese.
  • Cheese puffs:  A puffed corn snack, coated with a mixture of cheese or cheese flavored powders.  They are manufactured by extruding heated corn dough through a die that forms the particular shape.  They may be ball shaped. (CHEESE BALLS)
    Serving size for National Cheeseball Day: unlimited

BACON NUT CHEESEBALL

2 – 8 oz pkgs 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 pecans

In 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. 

NATIONAL CHEESEBALL DAY HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the creator of National Cheeseball Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

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