Savory Cranberry Cheese Ball (and How to Build a Crudités Platter)

 
Savory Cranberry Cheese Ball (and how to build a crudités platter)

The holidays are filled with opportunities to gather and share good times with others. One of our favorite go-to foods to serve as an appetizer, or as part of a mix-and-mingle event, is this festive, sweet, and savory cheese ball. We love surrounding the cheese ball with an eclectic assortment of crudités, nuts, spreads, and crackers. It can all happen with a minimum of effort by following our do-ahead steps for the cheese ball and our "recipe" for assembling a crudités platter.