There are plenty of times in life when thinking big is best, but not when it comes to making cheese balls. This kitschy, retro appetizer is an exception to the bigger-is-better thinking. Whether you're feeding the whole crew or just a couple people, here's why tiny cheese balls make more sense.
1. Tiny cheese balls let you embrace variety.
Choosing tiny cheese balls (over a single, large ball) is your ticket to embracing variety with this irresistible app. Why choose a single flavor profile, flavorful mix-in, or outer topping, when you can sample several? Start with a single cream cheese base, then divide it up to blend in a variety of different cheeses and toppings so there's something for everyone.
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2. Tiny cheese balls require less time.
When time isn't on your side, tiny cheese balls are the answer. Full-size cheese balls benefit from upwards of eight hours of chill time in the fridge. Their smaller counterparts need only a fraction of that before they're firmed up and ready to be rolled with an outer topping and served.
3. There's no sharing required.
Love the idea of a cheese ball, but don't love the idea of 10 other people getting up close and personal with a single appetizer? Not everyone is into digging into a family-style snack, and that's totally okay. Tiny cheese balls formed into individual serving sizes means everyone gets their own, and there's no need to worry about double swiping.