three-cheese cheesy mummy on a red plate

Three-Cheese Cheesy Mummy

  • Author: Heather Cooan
  • Prep Time: 1 Hour
  • Cook Time: 1 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 1 minutes
  • Yield: 32 1x


This three-cheese cheesy mummy is a great way to spookify your cheese platter for Halloween!



Three Cheese Cheeseball

  • 2 Cup Finely Shredded Room Temperature Swiss Cheese
  • 2 Cups Room Temperature Finely Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 (8 oz.) Package of Softened Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/4 Cup Dry White Wine (optional)
  • 1/2 Cup Minced Sweet Onion
  • 1/4 Cup Finely Chopped Roasted Red Pepper
  • 10 Slices Cooked Crisp and Crumbled Bacon
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Italian Parsley
  • 1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Pecans or Walnuts
  • Salt and Pepper, to Taste

The Cheesy Mummy

  • 1 (8 oz.) Block of Softened Cream Cheese
  • 2 Peppercorns (or Green Olive Slices)
  • 1 Cake Decorator’s Piping Bag
  • 1 Flat Icing Nozzle


Three Cheese Cheeseball

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, and wine until fluffy.
  • Add the swiss and cheddar cheeses, onion, roasted pepper, half the bacon, half of the nuts, and salt and pepper to taste. Beat between each addition.
  • Refrigerate until firm.
  • Shape into two balls (or whatever shape you’ve chosen for your recipe).
  • In a small mixing bowl, mix the rest of the bacon and nuts, along with the chopped parsley.
  • Roll balls in nut mixture.
  • Wrap tightly and chill until firm and flavors have mixed at least four hours. Overnight is better.
  • Let soften slightly before serving.

How to Make the Cheesy Mummy

  • Form your cheese ball mixture into a vaguely human shape on a serving tray.
  • Spoon softened cream cheese into your cake decorator’s bag.
  • Cover cheeseball mixture with cream cheese “bandages.” A number 29 or 30 “ribbon” icing nozzle works perfectly for this.
  • Insert peppercorns for eyes. If you’re making a larger mummy, you may want to use pimento-stuffed green olive slices.
  • Refrigerate until set and flavors are combined, at least 6 hours. Let soften slightly before serving with veggies and crackers.

  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Non-Cook
  • Cuisine: American

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