12/11/2012 09:40 am ET Updated Dec 10, 2014

Make These Cheese Balls If You Want To Throw A Killer Holiday Party

Southern Bite

There are many marvelous foods only possible thanks to the presence of cheese. Without cheese, nachos would have nothing to offer. Grilled cheese would be missing it's gooey, stringy properties. And cheese balls would cease to exist. That would be a sad state of affairs. Lucky for us all, cheese is plentiful. And the best way to celebrate that fact -- and the holidays -- is with a cheese ball.

Cheese balls are the most celebratory way to serve cheese. Decked out with nuts, bacon or even pomegranates, they say to people: let's all eat lots and lots of cheese together. They confirm to the world just how much you love cheese.

So, if that's you, if you're a cheese lover, make one of these cheese ball recipes for your next party -- or, just because -- and live happily ever after.

Cheese Ball Recipes

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