Cheddar cheese bites are a great little appetizer that can be made in advance of a party. Perfect to serve with cocktails or wine for an at-home happy hour after a long week.
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Soft and pillowy on top with a crispy bottom these Cheddar cheese bites are one of my favorite things to serve with cocktails. It’s a recipe I sometimes forget about but have served many times when entertaining.
I rarely make it just for us but that’s going to change. Especially since Cabot was so generous with their shredded cheese selection.
I used the 4 Cheese Mexican Blend this time but I know the Bacon Cheddar, Fiery Jack, Two State Farmers and any of the sharp Cheddars would all be delicious.
Every time I serve these Cheddar cheese bites they are a hit. I often get asked for the recipe. To be honest I can’t remember when or where I got this recipe. It’s on a handwritten recipe card that has been with me for more than 25 years.
I’ve actually made a few extra copies of it so it doesn’t get lost. What I love about this recipe is it can be made in advance. You can freeze the pre-made balls for up to one month making them perfect for a brunch, New Year’s Eve, or any holiday entertaining. Who doesn’t love to plan ahead? Plus you can keep them in the freezer when unexpected guests drop in.
- ½ cup Cabot butter
- 2 cups Cabot 4 Cheese Mexican Shredded Cheese
- 1 cup sifted flour
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- In a large mixing bowl, cream Cabot butter and Cabot 4 Cheese Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese. Add dry ingredients. Mixture will be loose.
- Using a small cookie scoop, form mixture into balls. It will hold together when balls are formed. Refrigerate or freeze before baking, at least 30 minutes and up to 1 month.
- When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes until edges are browned.