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Wasabi Ginger Cheese Ball

  • Author: Jennifer Stewart
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


A Cheese Ball is a great appetizer to have at a party but why have a boring one? Check out my Wasabi Ginger Cheese Ball that is a spicy Asian version of a classic!



8 ounces cream cheese (softened)

2 cups mozzarella cheese (shredded)

1/2 teaspoon white pepper (ground)

1 teaspoon ginger (ground or fresh minced)

2 tablespoon ponzu sauce

2 teaspoons wasabi sauce (prepared)

2 tablespoons white and black sesame seeds (toasted)


With a hand mixer (or stand mixer) cream together the cream cheese and mozzarella cheese until combined.

Add the white pepper, ginger, 1 1/2 teaspoons wasabi sauce, and ponzu sauce.

Mix together to incorporate fully.

Mold into a ball.

Wrap in plastic wrap.

Chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.  Overnight is best.

When ready to serve, unwrap the cheese ball.

Brush the cheese ball with prepared 1/2 teaspoon wasabi sauce.

Roll in a mixture of black and white toasted sesame seeds.

Serve with rice crackers!


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  • Category: Appetizers, Tapas, Party Foods
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: Wasabi, Asian, Ginger, Cheese Ball, Party Foods