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Everything Bagel Cheese Log

In this post I’m sharing how to make an Everything Bagel Cheese Log appetizer.

If you are searching for an easy appetizer that people will love to add to your collection then this is it! This cheese log is a wonderful spread for bagel chips.

Cheese ball recipes are popular because they can really be customized any way that you like…and they’re so delicious.

This everything but the bagel seasoned cheese log is perfect for game day, fall gatherings, holiday parties, or serve it up as a breakfast spread.

How do you serve a cheese ball? A cheese ball is typically served with crackers, chips or toast points that get topped with the delicious spread mixture.


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What is a cheese ball made of? Traditional style cheese balls begin with a cream cheese base and has other ingredients mixed in to give it flavor.

Some typical ingredients used in cheese ball are sour cream, shredded cheese, seasonings and other flavorful ingredients. 

Can you make a cheese ball ahead of time? You can make a cheese ball appetizer in advanced, just wrap and refrigerate up to a couple of days before needed.

Allow the refrigerated cheese ball to sit at room temperature, about 30 minutes, to soften a bit before serving.

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Does a cheese ball have to be shaped like a ball? You’ll usually find cheese balls shaped into round balls but you can shape them however you like. Try shaping it as a football for game day, or a pumpkin for fall parties, or a wreath shape for holiday gatherings. 

My personal favorite is to shape them into logs.

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Cheese log appetizer coated in everything but the bagel seasoning

Preparing the cheese (ball) log is as easy as mixing together the ingredients then forming its shape and chilling.

Below you’ll find printable step by step instructions on making this everything bagel cheese log.


Yield: 1 Cheese Ball Appetizer

Everything Bagel Cheese Log

Everything seasoning Cheese Ball Appetizer recipe to serve with bagel chips and garnished with scallions

A delicious and flavorful cheese log appetizer coated in everything but the bagel seasoning.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 tbs Sour Cream
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 c Freshly Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 3-4 Dashes of Hot Sauce ( I used Texas Pete)
  • 1/4 c Everything Bagel Seasoning, or enough to coat the cheese log
  • Bagel Chips, for serving


  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese and sour cream with a hand mixer until fluffy.
  2. Next, add the grated cheese, seasonings and hot sauce and mix to combine.
  3. Use a spatula to scrape the mixture onto a piece of plastic wrap.
  4. Cover the cheese ball mixture with the plastic wrap and shape into a log (or shape of choice).
  5. Remove the plastic wrap and coat the cheese log in the everything but the bagel seasoning.
  6. Place the cheese log on a serving platter and serve alongside bagel chips.
  7. Garnish with fresh scallions, if desired.


The cheese log can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated until needed. Remove from the refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature, about half an hour, before serving to making spreading easier.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 ounce

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 184Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 252mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g
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The Better Baker

Friday 4th of October 2019

That is one honkin' beautiful cheese log. I have some Everything Bagel seasoning I've been wanting to use thank you kindly for sharing. Your photos are just gorgeous too. <3


Monday 23rd of September 2019

Love this appetizer! So easy and great flavors!

Julia Jordan

Tuesday 24th of September 2019

Thank you my friend!

Norine Rogers

Monday 23rd of September 2019

This cheese log looks amazing! Perfect for football parties and holiday snacking! I love the "everything bagel" spices too! YUM!

Julia Jordan

Tuesday 24th of September 2019

Thank you, Norine!

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