About Michelle Buffardi

Michelle Buffardi

Michelle Buffardi is the author of Great Balls of Cheese and a writer and editor at FoodNetwork.com and CookingChannel.com. She previously programmed and wrote crafts, holiday, and food content for MarthaStewart.com. She lives in New York City. @mbuffardi

A football cheese ball on a serving board with two glasses of beer and a knife beside it.

Football Cheese Ball With Bacon

Going for a pigskin theme for the big game? You need this. Easy as can be to whip together and it’s been described as being “disturbingly good.” Too good, in fact, to let pass.

Golf-ball size cheese balls with pretzel stems sitting on a wooden cheese board

Blue Cheese Balls

Birthday bashes. Cocktail parties. Thanksgiving dinner. Tuesday nights. These are but some occasions we’ve watched these disappear.