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Bacon and Pecan Cheeseball


for 8 servings

  • 250 g (2 ¼ cups) mature cheddar, grated
  • 30 g (¼ cup) blue cheese
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 red pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 100 g (¾ cup) chopped pecans
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 25 g (¾ cup) fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seed
  • crackers, to serve


  1. Put all of the cheese, a bit of salt, and a pepper into a big bowl and mix it all up with a fork.
  2. Add ½ of the red pepper, all of the spring onions, ½ of the pecans and ½ of the bacon in to the bowl and combine it with the cheese mixture.
  3. Pour the mixture onto a sheet of cling film and wrap it all up. Shape it into a ball and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. In a shallow bowl, mix together the rest of the red pepper, pecans, and the bacon along with all of the parsley and the poppy seeds.
  5. Remove the cling film from the cheeseball and roll it around the topping mixture until completely covered.
  6. Serve with a selection of crackers.
  7. Enjoy!
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