Fiesta Margarita Cheese Ball


Courtesy of Lucinda Hutson

Super easy

Fiesta Margarita Cheese Ball


For 5 Person(s)


  • 16 ounces extra-sharp, yellow cheddar cheese, grated (or half yellow cheddar and half sharp, raw white cheddar)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 large bunch green onions, chopped, with some tops
  • 1 teaspoons crushed, dried cayenne
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried mustard
  • 1 pinches salt
  • 3 or more garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 1 serrano pepper, seeded, stemmed, minced
  • 1 Zested orange
  • 1 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons or more reposado tequila
  • 2 tablespoons or more Paula’s Texas Orange or orange liqueur
  • Garnish options:
  • dried red ancho chilies, stems and seeds removed and coarsely ground (or coarse chili powder), or
  • 8 ounces spiked red jalapeño or serrano jelly
  • Minced cilantro
  • Chopped green onions

Fiesta Margarita Cheese Ball Directions

  1. Roll cheese ball in coarsely ground anchos, or glaze with chunky red jalapeño or serrano jelly. Sprinkle with freshly minced cilantro and/or green onions.

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