Cranberry Walnut Vegan Cheeseball

I’m climbing out of this miserable stomach bug that had me down for almost a week. I traveled to Denver and got so sick during my stay that I wouldn’t even want my worst enemy to experience what I went through. I cannot recall ever feeling like that. Ever. Coming out of it, there are now a few foods that I cannot even imagine eating ever again. The worst of it all? Alcohol. I want nothing to do with it and the smell alone makes me want to…well, I will spare you the details. Thankfully today is the first day I really feel like myself and to celebrate such a victory I made a vegan cheeseball. A Cranberry Walnut Vegan Cheeseball to be exact!

Cranberry Walnut Vegan Cheese Ball - Fork & Beans

This is the perfect appetizer to serve for Superbowl Bowl Sunday or even the nice dinner party you have planned.  Serve it with my Homemade Rosemary Gluten-Free Vegan Crackers and you got yourself a fancy little dish. Look at you Suzy Homemaker–being all homemade and fancy and stuff…

Cranberry Walnut Vegan Cheese Ball - Fork & Beans

But you won’t find the Cranberry Walnut Vegan Cheeseball recipe here. That’s right, I have another guest post lined up today. Thank god for planning way ahead in advance because I haven’t really wanted to make much food recently. Want the recipe? You can find it here on Vegan Yack Attack’s awesome page. Stay there a while, why don’t you? She has some rather incredible recipes of her own that will invoke you to camp out over there. No really, bring a sleeping bag. 

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  1. Ah-mazing! I made this for our Yoga studio’s Teacher Trainee graduation party and everyone loved it! People kept saying “Wait… this isn’t cheese?” Nope, it’s soaked cashews.

  2. Leslie Austin says:

    I have made this twice now, once with Cranberry Jalapeno Jelly added along with pecans, and once using the basic cheese mix with sun dried tomatoes and Italian herbs with walnuts. Fabulous! I made it into a log shape for easy slicing for the lunchbox.

  3. I made this cheese ball and the rosemary gluten free crackers last weekend and both were so easy to make and so delicious that I’m making them for another party this weekend! Thank you so much for the recipe!

    One question though…mine was not quite as pretty as yours. In order to get the walnuts to stick I really had to smoosh them in. Any tips?

    Thanks again! Both the cheese ball and the Rosemary crackers are simply amazing!

    • Hi Elisabeth! I’m so glad that the taste is perfect and that you are making them again! About the prettiness of the ball, maybe add the walnuts sooner while it is still firming up? Also, what really helped me not get my fingers totally sticky was using the plastic wrap that you used to keep it in the freezer to guide you with pushing down the walnuts. Does that make sense? Let me know! xo, Cara

  4. Oh wow I’m so glad you are feeling better! And what a way to celebrate your return into foodland 😉 This looks amazing, perfect for special occasions! I am keeping this in mind for Easter!

    • Blech–thank you. That was a nightmare but I am so glad to be feeling better! On a lighter, more healthy note: make this cheeseball. You will love it. xo

  5. Just wanted to let you know that you rule the school and I am so glad that you are finally feeling better. Thanks again, love! <3

  6. I am glad that you are feeling better too! Wish we out here in cyberland could help…prayers of course, but please know that we appreciate you and that you need to take care of you! If you miss a day, we will just keep you in our thoughts all that much more and look forward to hearing you are well and back again. :)

    • You are such a sweet ray of sunshine Debbie, full of encouragement. This comment just my heart smile–thank you! xo

  7. That cheeseball looks amazing! I’m glad that you’re feeling better. My baby and husband both had a stomach bug at basically the same time, and it was wretched.


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