4 cups (16 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Combine first cheese, pecans, mayonnaise, chopped onion, pepper, and cayenne pepper in a large mixing bowl; beat at low speed of an electric mixer until well blended. Shape mixture into a ball and roll in 1/2 cup chopped pecans.
Chill for about 2 hours. Serve with assorted crackers.
Makes one cheese ball, about 5 inches in diameter