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5 from 7 votes

Smoked Cheese Ball

Wood smoked flavor mixed into a creamy softened cheese spread makes the perfect party appetizer. This simple to prepare Smoked Cheese Ball made with gouda, cream cheese, and covered in crushed pecans is a delicious spread.
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 Servings
Calories: 103kcal
Author: Aimee Mars


  • 1 cup Smoked Gouda Cheese room temperature, shredded
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter room temperature
  • 1 tablespoons Milk
  • 2 teaspoons Liquid Smoke
  • 3/4 cup Crushed Pecans


  • Place the shredded gouda, softened cream cheese, butter, milk, and liquid smoke into either a large mixing bowl or the bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment. Using either a handheld mixer or an electric mixer beat the ingredients until smooth and mixed completely.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight or for a minimum of 12 hours.
  • Once chilled roll and shape the mixture into a ball. Place the crushed pecans into a shallow bowl or dish and roll the cheese on top to coat completely.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 232IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg