Herbed Pretzel Cheese Ball

This ain’t your grandma’s cheese ball! Perhaps the most retro-fabulous of all party snacks, a cheese ball is such a fun thing to add to a festive spread. We’ve taken the concept of a traditional cheese ball and given it a fresh modern twist, combining soft cheese with shredded cheddar, adding a heft dose of green herbs and coating the whole thing in a crunchy combo of crushed Synder’s of Hanover pretzels and toasted almonds!

Herbed Pretzel Cheese Ball

Serves 16–18
Prep Time Cook Time Total Time
15 min 0 min 15 min


  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 ounces PA goat cheese
  • 4 ounces PA white cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup PA pretzel sticks, crushed
  • 1/2 cup almonds, toasted and chopped
  • Crackers or local apples, for serving


  1. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, goat cheese and cheddar until smooth. Fold in chives, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper until combined. Combine pretzels and almonds in shallow bowl.
  2. Form cheese mixture into ball and roll in pretzel almond mixture until well-coated. Wrap cheese ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate 3 hours, until firm.
  3. Serve with crackers or apple slices.

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