Interesting Fun Facts about Cheese

  • Cheese is a generic term for a diverse group of milk-based food products.

  • Cheese is produced throughout the world in wide-ranging flavors, textures, and forms.  There are over 2000 varieties.

  • Cheddar cheese is dyed orange to give it an appealing color.  White cheddar is closer to its natural color.

  • Cheese is one of the oldest foods in history, dating back 4000 years to the ancient Egyptians.

  • Cheese takes up about 1/10 the volume of the milk it was made from.

  • The terms “Big Wheel” and “Big Cheese” originally referred to those who were wealthy enough to purchase a whole wheel of cheese.



This Cheese Ball is incredibly easy to make and it only requires a few simple ingredients. It has a delicious creamy texture and is brimming with rich and cheesy flavors.

Great for a quick Easter or Graduation appetizer!


Ingredients

2 (8 oz) pkgs. cream cheese

Softened but still slightly firm

1/3 cup sour cream

8 oz. shredded medium cheddar cheese

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

Pepper, to taste1 cup pecans, chopped small


Instructions

Add cream cheese, sour, garlic powder and onion powder and pepper to a medium mixing bowl. Mix with an electric hand mixer until smooth.Mix in cheese (with electric mixer). Cover bowl and chill 1 hour to help firm it up.Shape into a ball using a spatula then with greased hands.Place pecans in a medium bowl. Roll cheese ball through pecans to cover entirely.Serve with crackers, using a butter knife for spreading. Store in refrigerator.














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