Christmas Tree Cheese Ball

While Christmas cookies are a staple holiday food group, our family likes to indulge in some savory Christmas treats as well. This Christmas tree appetizer blends cream cheese, cheddar, and spices, for a festive snack you can serve at a party or just enjoy before your Christmas dinner.


  • Author: Beatriz Garcia
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Christmas
  • Cuisine: American


Units Scale
  • 16 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 16 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
  • Red and yellow peppers for decorating


Step 1 – Combine the Ingredients

Add the cream cheese, cheddar, Worcestershire, and spices to a large bowl.

Step 2 – Mix the Ingredients

Using a wooden spoon, mix until all of the ingredients are fully combined.

Step 3 – Wrap the Ball in Plastic Wrap and Chill

Cover the ball in plastic wrap and place it in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Step 4 – Prep the Decorations

While the cheese ball is chilling, chop up some of your bell pepper to use as decor.

Finely chop the parsley and set it on a piece of parchment paper in a single layer.

Step 5 – Shape the Christmas Tree

Once the cheese ball has chilled, shape it into a cone shape like a Christmas tree.

Step 6 – Coat and Decorate

Place the Christmas tree cheese ball in the parsley and roll it to coat everything evenly.

Use small pieces of bell pepper to create light strands around the tree. You can always patch any bare spots with more parsley before serving.

Step 7 – Serve and Enjoy!

Serve this cheese ball with raw veggies, crackers, pretzels, or little pieces of toasted bread.