Grand Cru®, Bacon & Fig Cheese Ball

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Tis' the season for cheese balls! This bacon fig cheese ball has nutty Grand Cru®, salty bacon, and both dried figs & fig jam. Even better—it takes just 5 minutes to assemble, and you've got a holiday-worthy appetizer.

Recipe by: MacKenzie Smith, Grilled Cheese Social


  • 1 (6-oz) wedge Roth Grand Cru® cheese, grated
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup crumbled crispy bacon
  • 1/4 cup dried figs, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fig jam
  • 1/2 cup candied nuts, crushed
  • Salt


  1. In a medium bowl, whip Grand Cru®, cream cheese, bacon, dried figs, fig jam, and a pinch of salt until well-mixed.
  2. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove and shape into a ball, then roll in crushed candied nuts.
  4. Serve with crackers and fresh fruit, such as grapes and figs.