Pomegranate, Goat Cheese and Honey Cheese Ball

This slightly sweet cheese ball is perfect for serving with cookies! Ginger, shortbread or sliced raising bread work well with this appetizer. 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, Cheese, Cheese ball, holiday recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
refrigerate 2 hours
Servings 16
Author abountifulkitchen


  • 2 pomegranates or a 8 oz cup of pomegranate seeds divided
  • 8 oz cream cheese- room temperature
  • 4 oz goat cheese- room temperature 4 oz cream cheese may be substituted
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped scallions white part of green onions
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash salt
  • chopped cilantro or parsley for garnish


  1. Drain the pomegranate on paper towels and lightly pat dry. Let sit on paper towel while preparing cheese ball.
  2. Whip cream cheese and goat cheese together for two minutes in a large bowl or a stand mixer fitted with the paddle.
  3. Add mayonnaise, honey, chopped scallions, lime juice, cinnamon and salt.

  4. Fold in 1/2 cup pomegranate- save the rest for garnish.
  5. Scoop into small bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. When ready to serve, Remove from fridge. Using food handler's gloves or very clean hands, form into a ball shape. 

  6. Place on plate, garnish with remaining pomagranite seeds and chopped cilantro if desired. 

Recipe Notes