National Cheeseball Day - April 17

National Cheeseball Day – April 17


April 17 celebrates the food holiday National Cheeseball Day.  There are two ways a cheeseball can be served:

  • A cheese spread in the shape of a ball served with crackers, most often around Christmas in the U.S.  This cheeseball is normally made with softened cream cheese an other ingredients.
  • Cheese puffs, which is a puffed corn snack, coated with a mixture of cheese or cheese flavored powders.  Cheese puffs are manufactured by extruding heated corn dough through a die that forms the particular shape, most likely a ball shape.


Celebrate National Cheeseball Day by making your own cheeseball for friends and family.  Remember to share a picture of your cheeseball on Social Media using #NationalCheeseballDay.

Easy Bacon Cheeseball recipe

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 is an “unofficial” holiday.  We were unable to find the creator of the day during our research.

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