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