It's festive cheese ball season!
Put 2 packages cream cheese and 1/2 cup butter in a standing mixer bowl, let it come to room temp and then get creative and add some flavors.
Add 1 cup chopped up cooked bacon and sharp white cheddar and 1 bunch of scallions finely chopped.
Add 1 big log of goat cheese and 1 cup dried cranberries
Add 2 cups shredded smoked gouda, 1 Tbs Worcestershire, 1 tbs prepared horseradish,
ground mustard seed, and white pepper
Whip everything together, chill over night, then form into a ball and roll it in whatever chopped nuts you like (pecans, walnuts, pine nuts etc..)
Stand back and be amazed by how fast it will disappear!