What to Serve with a Cheese Ball

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Cheese balls are a creamy, savory appetizer that look unique from its circular shape.

You can serve different types of crackers, pretzels, breads, vegetables and pita chips with your cheese ball for a variety of dipping choices to choose from.

Arrange your crackers, vegetables, etc. around the cheeseball so it can all be on one plate.

It’ll be easy for your guests to pick and choose which accompaniment they want to try your cheese ball with.

Artisan Crackers

Artisan crackers are a crunchy and crisp cracker than is quite thick. You can actually make your own using favorite additions – dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, pistachios, dried apricots, etc.

If you’re making a cranberry based cheese ball, you could add dried cranberries to your artisan crackers for matching flavors.

Another option is to use complimenting flavors for your cheese ball.

If you’re making a cheddar and herb cheese ball, you can make a rosemary and sea salt artisan cracker.

What to Serve with Cheese Ball

Everything Sourdough Crackers

Everything sourdough crackers are made by sprinkling everything bagel spices and herbs on top of a sourdough cracker.

Everything sourdough crackers are a bit salty with a hint of sourdough flavor, which pairs well with the delicious savory cheese ball.


Pretzels are crispy and thin, and are quite dry when eaten by themselves. Pretzels have a salty outer layer on the outside of them.

Pretzels work well with a cheese ball for a very small sampling of the appetizer.

What to Serve with Cheese Ball

Celery Sticks

Celery sticks are a juicy, stringy vegetable you can use to dip into the cheese ball with.

Celery sticks are a great addition to the crackers to serve with your cheese ball.

Carrot Sticks

Carrot sticks hold up well when you dip them into a cheese ball. Carrot sticks should be cut into thin pieces, not too big so they can take one dip, and then enjoy their appetizer (no double dipping!!).

Pita Chips

Pita chips can be flavored with many different combinations of spices and herbs.

Parmesan herb garlic pita chips are a delicious pairing for a cheese ball.

You can even make a spicy version of pita chips using cayenne pepper and paprika adding a bit of heat to your cheese ball appetizer.


Crostini’s are made by thinly slicing a baguette.

The baguette slice is brushed with olive oil, and toasted until it has crisped up.

The cheese ball can be spread on top of the crostini for a crunchy and creamy cheese appetizer.

Sourdough Bread

Sourdough bread has a tangy flavor to it. It’s savory bread that goes well with creamy cheese ball as an appetizer.

You can cut the sourdough into smaller pieces, enough for about 2 bites.

Sourdough bread is a nice change for pairing a cheeseball since most people only use crackers to dip into the cheese ball with.

French Bread

French bread is a mild flavored bread with a crusty outer layer.

French bread works well with a cheese ball because the cheese flavors overpower the bread, leaving you with sharp cheddar and herb flavors. Yum!

Water Biscuits

Water biscuits are a crumbly cracker that has a hint of salt flavor.

Water biscuits are a fragile cracker, therefore when you bite into it, it makes a bit of a mess.

Since water biscuits have more of a salty flavor to them, and are quite thin as crackers go, they add a bit of a variety for serving them with a cheese ball than just regular crackers.


Saltines are buttery and crispy crackers with a hint of sea salt flavor.

Saltines are a classic cracker you can serve with your cheese ball.