assorted holiday goat cheese balls

Assorted Holiday Goat Cheese Balls

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 55 minutes
  • yield Yield: 20-25 cheese balls 1x
  • category Category: Appetizers
  • method Method: Assemble
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


Your guests will fall in love with these Holiday Goat Cheese Balls coated with fresh dill, chives, pistachios, and pomegranate seeds. Mini pretzels are used for edible toothpicks!



  • 4 oz. goat cheese
  • 3 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup crushed pistachios
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh chives, chopped
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 2025 pretzel sticks


  1. In a food processor add cream cheese and goat cheese. Blend until combined.
  2. Place goat cheese mixture in refrigerator to cool for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove goat cheese mixture and roll into 1/2″ mini balls (you should be able to get around 20-25 balls out of the goat cheese mixture) When finished, place on parchment paper and put in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes to harden.
  4. Remove the goat cheese balls from the refrigerator and roll them in the toppings (crushed pistachio, fresh dill, fresh chives, and pomegranate seeds) Place a pretzel stick through the center and serve.
  5. If you are not serving right away, store in the refrigerator.
  6. Optional: serve with your favorite crackers.

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