cheese spread on a platter

Cheese Spread (Hedgehog Cheese Ball)

This adorable Hedgehog Cheese Ball is the ultimate Cheese Spread with almonds, green onion and bacon! 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese, cheese ball, cream cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 14
Calories 148 kcal
Author Julie Blanner


  • 1 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 c mayonnaise
  • 2.8 oz bacon pieces
  • 1/2 tsp dill weed
  • 1 Tbsp green onion chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 1/4 c whole almonds


  1. Combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, bacon pieces and dill weed.

  2. Fold in green onion, salt and pepper.

  3. Refrigerate covered until solid. Shape into a ball, pine cone or hedgehog.

  4. Insert almonds into the cheese spread in rows.

  5. Optional: cut olive in half, use for nose. Slice olive and cut it in half and press in for eyes.

Nutrition Facts
Cheese Spread (Hedgehog Cheese Ball)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 221mg 9%
Potassium 90mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 0.2%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 3.4%
Iron 2.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.