Football Charcuterie Board

I am not a huge football fan, but I love making charcuterie boards. I decided to make a festive one for this year’s Super Bowl. I was looking for ways to make the charcuterie board football themed, and I came across the idea of making a cheeseball in the shape of a football on Cooking with Carlee’s blog!  I adapted the idea, and loved how it came out. 



How To Make The Football


  • 16 oz cream cheese softened 
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (you could use any cheese you’d like) 
  • about 1 pound of bacon cooked and chopped 
  • string cheese


  1. Mix the cream cheese, shredded cheese, and some bacon together 
  2. Once mixed, form the mixture into the shape of a football. 
  3. Wrap in plastic wrap and put in the fridge for about 15 minutes. 
  4. Take the remaining pieces of bacon and press them to the outside of the cheese ball to create the look of a football. 
  5. Take string cheese and cut it into small strips. Place them on top to make the stitches. 
  6. Enjoy! 

I found that this cheese ball didn’t spread easily, you will definitely need a knife to spread it onto the crackers! 


Other items on the Football Charcuterie Board 

I purchased all of our meats and cheeses from McKinnon’s, a local market. This is where we get a lot of our favorite cheeses and meats! I made a list below of what I used on this charcuterie board:

  • Everything But The Bagel Cheese 
  • Port Wine Cheese 
  • Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Chipotle Gouda Cheese 
  • Mozzarella Balls 
  • Prosciutto 
  • Salami (package of three different types) 
  • Calabrese 


This football charcuterie board was a total hit! I will definitely be making it again for future game nights! 









(4) Comments

  1. This looks absolutely beautiful and delicious! Can’t wait to make one!

    1. Thank you so much!

  2. This looks amazing! I am a huge fan of the charcuterie board. I wish I could eat every meal this way. lol. I can’t wait to try to make that football next year.

    1. Thank you so much! You could use this same recipe and make it into a different shape – maybe a heart for Valentine’s Day!

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