1 pkg. (8 oz) cream cheese
3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese (about 4 oz)
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (about 4 oz)
1/4 cup minced onion
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
Finely snipped parsley
Small crisp crackers

Place cheese in small mixer bowl; let stand at room temperature until softened. Blend in onion and Worcestershire sauce on low speed. Beat on medium speed until fluffy, scraping side and bottom of bowl frequently. Cover; chill 3 to 4 hours.

Shape mixture into 1 large ball or into 36 one-inch balls. Roll ball(s) in parsley; place on serving plate. Cover; chill 2 hours or until firm.

Arrange crackers around cheese ball and serve as a spread. To serve small balls, insert a wooden pick in each and serve with crackers.

1 large ball, or 36 small balls


Cheesy Christmas Ball:
Shape mixture into 1 large ball; do not roll in parsley. Decorate ball with cuts of pimiento, green pepper and sliced pimiento-stuffed olives. Trim base of ball with tiny cocktail onions and pimiento-stuffed olives. Top ball with sprig of green leaves, evergreen, or holly.