I loved the Cheddar-Ale Spread that I made earlier this month so much, and I wanted to make something similar for Abby’s Birthday Party, but wanted to keep it kid friendly. I went with this one from Amber’s Blog, and it was perfect! I am calling this garlic cheese spread since it has a fairly strong garlic flavor, not in a bad way though. More of a I-can’t-stop-eating-this-dip sort of way. I served this with assorted crackers.
Garlic Cheese Spread
- 8 oz. block sharp cheddar cheese
- 4 oz. block pepper jack cheese (I used Colby-Jack)
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- Dash of Tabasco
- Dash of Worcestershire sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a food processor fitted with the shredding disk, shred cheddar and pepper jack cheese. Empty the cheese from the workbowl and place the metal blade into the bottom of the bowl.
Add the cream cheese, garlic and remaining seasonings into the workbowl and process for one minute. Add in the shredded cheese and process for 1-2 minutes or until everything is well mixed and creamy.
Store in refrigerator until ready to serve. Serve with crackers and/or pretzels.
Adapted from Amber’s Delectable Delights.