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Buffalo Cheese Ball

This Buffalo Cheese Ball is a recipe that’s perfect for lovers of both cheese and spice. You need just a few ingredients and a few minutes. 

Buffalo Cheese Ball

My love for all things buffaloed has expanded this week. Y’all know I have a deep love for all things Cabot (to be clear, they don’t pay me to say that; I just actually love them and they send me boxes of cheese a few times a year), and this week I opened up the Hot Buffalo Wing Cheddar Cheese.

YES. Hot. Buffalo. Wing. Cheddar. Cheese.

Buffalo Cheese Ball

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I actually would have been A-Ok with slicing the whole half pound block and eating it with a sleeve of crackers [unapologetically], but then I thought it would be more fun to share with you if I could say more than “eat cheese”.

In this case I am saying “eat cheese ball”.

And before we get too far into this, please know that if you are unable to find the Hot Buffalo Wing Cheddar in your grocery store, there’s no need to panic [or send me an email]. You can use your favorite sharp cheddar cheese and might want to up the hot sauce factor a little. Or throw in a pinch of cayenne pepper. GO CRAZY.

Buffalo Cheese Balll

If you are looking for other buffalo recipes to sink your teeth into, try these Buffalo Turkey Sliders, these Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps (the most popular recipe on Sugar Dish Me since 2014!), these Buffalo Chicken Pretzel Bites, this Big Bad Buffalo Chicken Salad, OR Buffalo Chicken Salad Sandwiches.

Buffalo Cheese Ball

Other Cabot cheese-filled recipes to try

Buffalo Cheese Ball
Yield: serves 10-12

Buffalo Cheese Ball

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

If you love cheese and spice this recipe is for you! This Buffalo Cheese Ball Recipe comes together quickly for an awesome appetizer recipe that really can't be beat.


  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded Hot Buffalo Wing Cheddar (see note)
  • 1/4 cup wing sauce
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions to garnish
  • crackers, pretzels, and veggies for serving


In the bowl of your stand mixer (or in a large bowl using a hand mixer with the whisk attachment), beat together the cream cheese and shredded Hot Buffalo Wing Cheddar Cheese.

Add the wing sauce sauce and beat until combined. Pour the chopped pecans onto a plate.

Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula and scoop out the cheese mixture. Place it on top of the chopped pecans and use your hands to roll the cheese ball around to evenly coat it.

Serve immediately or wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

To serve, garnish with the chopped green onions.


If you are unable to find the Cabot Hot Buffalo Wing Cheddar don't fret! Just use your favorite sharp cheddar cheese and up the hot sauce a little (or toss in a pinch of cayenne pepper).

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 248Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 249mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 7g

Deb mitchell

Friday 11th of May 2018

Hi Heather, being here in Australia, we have many different names for products. Could you please give me an idea of what to use re your wing sauce as I would love to have a crack at making your yummy cheese ball Cheers, Deb

Heather Tullos

Friday 11th of May 2018

Hi Deb! I love to use Texas Pete!

anushka ramesh

Monday 26th of March 2018

Hi, Buffalo cheese ball Seems New Recipe? Thank You For The Recipe Information, I love To Try It at Home.

Ranveer Brar

Monday 6th of March 2017

Easy and delicious! Used canned chicken instead as my grocery store was out of rotisserie chicken and it worked great! Also used Frank's Buffalo sauce instead which I loved. I'll have to try a little cheese and maybe a little extra sauce in them next time. So good!

Heather Tullos

Monday 6th of March 2017

Hi Ranveer! Did you try the buffalo chicken lettuce wraps? I'm glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for the shortcut tips!

Karen @ The Food Charlatan

Saturday 11th of February 2017

I was just drooling over those lettuce wraps the other day. You are the buffalo QUEEN my friend. This cheese ball looks legit. Also, HOT WINGS CHEESE???? Cabot I love you.

Heather Tullos

Saturday 11th of February 2017

Hi Karen!! I feel the same way- Cabot is THE BESSSST. I have a Philly Steak & Grilled Cheese Sandwich here somewhere with their horseradish cheddar. #dead

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