I had a lot of fun making these cheeseballs shaped like bb-8 and a porg. I realized this might work last week when I saw a cheeseball that looked like a penguin and I started thinking about all sorts to different things I could make. Besides BB and the porg, I also tried to make Jabba but it came out terrible. To make these white but still flavorful, I added cheddar, parmesan, garlic and onion powder, and white pepper to the cheese mixture along with the cream cheese.
Yellow American cheese makes the designs on BB. Olives for the eyes (are they eyes?) black pepper for the gray markings, and chives for the antenna.
Cream cheese, cheddar, parm, garlic and onion powder, and white pepper.
Form the ball and add the circles.
The porg was a little harder because you needed to really sculpt it. The feet are Cheetos.
I added the eyes too close together at first but when I moved them apart it really came alive.
The gray is black pepper and the brown is almond meal. The nose and mouth are more black olive, and the white in front is brushed to make it look more like feathers.
I really love how these came out!
Star Wars Cheese Balls – BB-8 and a Porg
- 16 ounces cream cheese
- 8 ounces grated white cheddar
- 2 ounces grated parm
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teasoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon white pepper
- Put everything into the blender and pulse until combined. While forming the balls, rub your hands with oil first to help them not stick to the cheese mixture. Use the photos as a guide to form the characters. Use ground black pepper for the gray, yellow sliced cheese for the circles, olives for the eyes, almond meal for the brown, and chives for the antennas.