Texas Cheese Ball

Texas Cheese Ball

Texas Cheese Ball

The cheese ball is a party staple in Texas, but there should be one on every holiday table.Matt Taylor-Gross

The cheese ball is a Texas party tradition; whether it’s the super bowl or New Year’s Eve, no celebration is complete without one. Consider the recipe more of a guide—any variety of leftover cheese scraps can be tossed into the cream cheese mixture. Feel free to add or subtract any elements to your liking. Chef and cookbook author Vivian Howard likes to add bacon fat to her mix, rolling it in crispy fried pepperoni and topping it all in hot honey.

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