Simple Cheeseball

Ian, my sweet helper of  9 years old, has been begging me to make cheeseball with him. Here is the recipe we came up with in the kitchen together.


(serves enough for 5 ever – hungry little boys)

Simple Cheeseball


  • 1 package of organic cream cheese (we use Nancy’s)
  • 3 – 4 cups organic cheese (we used cheddar, preferably raw since we aren’t cooking it)
  • dash of organic sriracha
  • dash of organic soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1/4 finely chopped onion
  • 3 dried (organic) figs, diced as small as possible (I gave him the option of figs or green olives)
  • 1 cup ground walnuts


  1. Find an apprentice to help you grate the cheese.
  2. Place cream cheese in mixing bowl.
  3. Chop all ingredients.
  4. Have your buddy add each ingredient one at a time, while he/she mixes in between each new addition.
  5. Have your helper put the walnuts into small blender and grind them up into fine pieces.
  6. Spread the chopped walnuts on a plate.
  7. Use a spoon or spatula to scoop the cheese glop into a ball shape.
  8. Use your hands to roll and shape the cheeseball around in the walnuts on the plate.
  9. Enjoy with some crackers – we used Simple Mills; but it also goes great with sourdough crackers as well!

Get those kids in the kitchen! Teaching them about real food in the kitchen reaps so many amazing results – you’re demonstrating how important using real ingredients are; you’re taking the TIME to show them how to make nourishing food – expressing that food isn’t a rush – rush after thought – it’s meant to be enjoyed, savored, and nourish our bodies; you’re teaching them to serve others in love by creating delicious, quality dishes that everyone can enjoy; and so much more. I pray that God richly blesses your efforts in training up the next generation in truth and love for His glory.

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