Snowy Plover Holiday Cheese Balls

Nobody likes showing up to a holiday party empty handed. Have both hands full courtesy of Coronado Brewing! We have the perfect combo–Snowy Plover Winter IPA and Holiday Cheese Balls. This classic cheese ball recipe has a CBC twist that’s sure to impress your friends and family.


Snowy Plover Holiday Cheese Ball
8oz cream cheese, softened
8oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup Snowy Plover IPA
1 or 2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup chives, minced
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes
Salt & pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Don’t have a food processor? No worries–you can also put in some elbow grease and stir this by hand, or with a hand mixer. Once everything is thoroughly mixed, use your hands to make one or two pinecone-shaped ovals (if mixture is too soft, place in the freezer for 15 to firm up, then shape). Decorate with slivered almonds and garnish with fresh rosemary. Short on time? Just shape the mixture into balls and roll in chopped nuts, crushed pretzels, or toasted sesame seeds. Serve with your favorite crackers and Snowy Plover IPA!

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