These easy Whole30 “cheese” balls are PERFECT for snacking and entertaining during your Whole30 or for anyone whose Food Freedom does not include dairy. An easy, versatile appetizer great for any occasion. We’ve made two variations, one savory and one sweet, to please everyone at your table!

For the savory dairy-free cheese ball, we’re using Kite Hill’s Whole30 Approved Chive Cream Cheese and adding parsley, red onions, minced garlic, and pecans.

For the sweet version, we used Kite Hill’s Whole30-approved plain cream cheese and added apples, dates, chives, pistachios (or chopped pecans), and orange zest.

Simply mix ingredients until well combined, then form the mixture into a ball. Next, wrap your cheese ball in seran wrap to maintain its shape, and pop it into the fridge for 30 minutes. Once chilled, take your cheese ball out of the fridge and roll over toppings, and that’s it! Serve with sliced veggies or homemade tostones, and you’re ready to dig in!

Garlic and Chive Whole30 Cheese Ball

Garlic and Chive Whole30 “Cheese” Ball

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Time in fridge 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz Kite Hill Foods Whole30 Approved Chive Cream Cheese one container
  • 4 tbsp red onion finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp parsley finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp pecans chopped
  • extra parsley for rolling

Instructions
 

  • COMBINE all the ingredients except the extra parsely in a mixing bowl.
  • FORM mixture into a ball once the ingredients are well mixed.
  • FIRM up the cheese ball in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • REMOVE the cheese ball from the fridge and roll it in the extra parsley to coat.
  • SERVE and enjoy!
Keyword appetizers, cream cheese, snack, whole30 approved
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Sweet and Savory “Cheese” Ball

Savory-Sweet Whole30 Cheese Ball

Sweet and Savory Whole30 “Cheese” Ball

3.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Time in fridge 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz Kite Hill Foods Whole30 Approved Plain Cream Cheese one container
  • 8 dates chopped
  • 2 tbsp chives chopped
  • 4 tbsp coarsely chopped pistachios or pecans
  • 1 tsp orange zest chopped
  • 1/2 medium apple chopped
  • pomegranate seeds, pistachios, or pecans for topping

Instructions
 

  • COMBINE all the ingredients except toppings in a mixing bowl.
  • FORM mixture into a ball once the ingredients are well mixed.
  • FIRM up the cheese ball in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • REMOVE the cheese ball from the fridge and roll it in your chosen topping (pomegranate seeds, pistachios, pecans, or another preferred option).
  • SERVE and enjoy!
Keyword appetizers, cream cheese, snack, whole30 approved
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Published by Liz Parrent

Liz Parrent is Whole30's Senior Content Marketing Manager. She comes to Whole30 with over a decade of CPG and content marketing experience in the health and wellness space. Having been a part of Primal Kitchen's founding and pre-acquisition team, Liz holds a deep passion for the Whole30 community and the transformative power of a whole foods-focused lifestyle.

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Liz Parrent

Senior Manager, Whole30 Recipes

Liz Parrent is Whole30's Senior Content Marketing Manager. She comes to Whole30 with over a decade of CPG and content marketing experience in the health and wellness space. Having been a part of Primal Kitchen's founding and pre-acquisition team, Liz holds a deep passion for the Whole30 community and the transformative power of a whole foods-focused lifestyle.