Easy Cheddar Cheese Bites Recipe


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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.

Cheddar cheese bites are the perfect happy hour bite. Made with Cabot cheese and butter.

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.

Cheddar cheese bites are the perfect happy hour bite.

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.

Cheddar Cheese Bites on a blue platter.

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Cheddar Cheese Bites

Soft and pillowy on the top and crispy on the bottom, these Cheddar cheese bites are perfect with cocktails or wine.
4.63 from 16 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Additional Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Appetizers and Snacks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30


  • 1/2 cup Cabot butter
  • 2 cups Cabot 4 Cheese Mexican Shredded Cheese
  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 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.

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  1. My daughter used to make something similar years ago and they were delicious! The cabot cheese in this recipe and know makes them good.

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