Easy Jalapeño Cheese Ball

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Spice up your holiday season with this jalapeno cheese ball. Made with our creamy Jalapeño Havarti cheese in just 10 quick minutes!


  • 1 jalapeño pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 (8-oz) packages plain cream cheese, softened
  • 2 (6-oz) packages Roth Jalapeño Havarti cheese, finely shredded
  • 1/2 cup diced scallions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons heavy cream or milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Sliced almonds, for coating
  • Crackers and vegetable crudités, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to high broil.
  2. Add jalapeño and bell pepper to a baking sheet. Place under the broiler, and roast until charred all over. Remove from oven, and cool.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese, Jalapeño Havarti, scallions, and garlic. Add heavy cream 1 tablespoon at a time to thin, if needed, making it easier to mix.
  4. Once cooled, scrape the charred skin off the jalapeño and bell pepper. Remove stems, dice, and add to cream cheese mixture. Taste the mixture, and season with a pinch of salt and pepper, if needed. Transfer to a large piece of plastic wrap, and form the mixture into a ball. Wrap the ball, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
  5. To serve, roll in sliced almonds, then place on a platter with crackers and vegetable crudités for dipping.