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Summer Cheese Ball with Mixed Berries

This summer inspired appetizer is super easy, delicious and a perfect addition to any backyard barbeque, pool party or picnic!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Summer Cheese Ball with Mixed Berries
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 16 people


  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 20 fresh basil leaves
  • fresh mixed berries
  • Triscuit Crackers


  1. Finely chop basil to make approximately 1 1/2 tablespoons; set aside.
  2. Combine softened butter and cream cheese in bowl of stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment; whip on medium-high speed until fluffy, approximately 30 seconds, scraping sides with spatula if necessary.
  3. Add blue cheese crumbles, minced garlic, pepper, salt, and fresh basil; whip again on medium-high speed until combined, approximately 15-30 seconds, scraping sides with spatula if necessary.
  4. Scrape mixture into a ball using spatula; wrap with plastic wrap and chill until firm, approximately one hour.
  5. Place ball on serving dish; flatten slightly and create a slight indentation in the middle. Cover with fresh mixed berries and serve with Triscuits.