These Mini Cheese Balls are a perfect appetizer or snack for parties. I make them at most of our gatherings and they are always a big hit! Trust me; you can’t go wrong with some ooey, gooey cheesy balls and any beverage on the side. Plus you can have these delightful treats done in less than 30 minutes as they are super easy to make.

You can combine parmesan and cheddar cheese or use parmesan and a blend of chesses like mozzarella, provolone, fontina, romano and asiago.

Time: 30 min, Prep: 15 min.  Cook: 15 min.
Servings: 35-40 cheese balls


  • 2 ½ cups (300 g) finely shredded cheddar cheese or a blend shredded cheeses (I used Black Diamond Italiano pre-shredded blend of cheeses)
  • ¾ cup (100 g) grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 Tbsp white flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Sunflower oil for frying

Water, oil for frying, and other essential spices in anyone’s cupboard (salt, pepper, paprika, oregano, basil,  rosemary, chili, curry, bay leaves, thyme, cinnamon , vanilla extract, sugar) do not count!




In a bowl combine all the ingredients. Mix well until mixture holds together and shape into small balls (~ ¾ tablespoon each). Make sure your cheese balls are not too big since they will almost double in size when you fry them.

Pre Fry

Fry cheese balls in hot oil until golden brown. You should have enough oil so your balls are almost completely covered.


Drain fried cheese balls on paper towels for a minute or two; the towels will absorb any exterior oil that may still be clinging to them.


Your yummy, tasty and delicious cheese balls are ready to serve.


You can have it with ketchup or any sauce of your choice. They taste good even when they cool down but if you have access to a microwave it’s even better if you heat them up a bit right before serving. I always do this because I usually make mine 1-2 days before any party and store them in the refrigerator. Enjoy!!

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