Taco Cheese Ball Wreath

With a surprising taco-flavor, this rich and creamy cheese ball is shaped and decorated like a wreath so it's perfect for your holiday table. Serve with crackers, corn chips, or Fritos® Scoops®.

wreath-shaped cheese ball on a black plate surrounded by crackers
Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
12 servings


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

  • 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

  • ½ (1 ounce) packet taco seasoning

  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, stems removed

  • 4 stalks green onions, roughly chopped

  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chile peppers

  • 1 medium Roma tomato, cored and diced

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped white onion

  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped


  1. Line a 16-ounce bowl with plastic wrap, allowing excess to hang over the sides.

  2. Combine cream cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, and taco seasoning in a food processor; process until well combined. Add green onions, ½ of the cilantro leaves, and green chiles and pulse until well combined with flecks of green; do not fully process.

  3. Transfer cheese mixture to the lined bowl and press to smooth. Cover and refrigerator for at least 4 hours or up to 8 hours or overnight.

  4. Invert cheese onto a serving platter and remove plastic. Use a small shot glass or spoon to create a hole in the center of the cheese to form a wreath shape.

  5. Finely chop remaining cilantro leaves and lightly cover the top of the cheese. Combine tomato, onion, and jalapeno in a small bowl and place over the cilantro in a 1-inch ring around the wreath.

Cook's Note:

White Cheddar works great in place of Monterey Jack. I like using block cheese instead of pre-shredded, as it holds together well and is less expensive.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

146 Calories
12g Fat
3g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 146
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 355mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 6g
Potassium 110mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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