Spice-Crusted Cheese Truffles

Spice-Crusted Cheese Truffles

Cheese goes well with herbs and spices. Here are several variations of a basic cheese truffle, bite-size treats your guests will love.–Sara Engram and Katie Luber

LC The Perfect Party Snack

These cheese truffles are in the running for the title of perfect party snack. They’re made with ingredients that you probably already have at home, they take hardly any time to assemble, they can be made in a variety of colors and, best of all, you can eat them off a stick. Spearing one of these bite-sized treats with a toothpick could be almost as satisfying as eating it. Almost.

Spice-Crusted Cheese Truffles

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • Makes 18 (1-inch) truffles
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  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons finely minced white or yellow onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 teaspoons ground mild chile pepper


  • 1. Cream together the cheddar cheese, cream cheese, onion, Worcestershire, and pepper in a medium mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
  • 2. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • 3. Roll the cheese into 1-inch-round truffles. Roll each truffle in the chile pepper. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to use.


  • Substitute the following cheeses (for the cheddar) and spice (for the chile pepper) to create tasty Spice-Crusted Cheese Truffle variations:
    1/2 cup shredded Havarti cheese and 5 teaspoons dill weed
    1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese and 5 teaspoons oregano
    1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese and 5 teaspoons dried orange zest
    1/4 cup crumbled chèvre cheese and 5 teaspoons basil


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