Drunken Cheddar Spread

Monica H


Make sure the cheese is softened to room temp before you work with it. The texture of this cheese spread is fluffy, and the taste is very savory.
The minced red bell pepper is optional because bell pepper puts so much flavor in a dip, that it is easy for it to overtake all the other flavors very quickly. So, I use a very tiny amount, just for color and a little flavor.

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10 Min


No-Cook or Other


8 oz
softened cream cheese
2 1/2 c
extra sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 c
heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 tsp
dijon mustard
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
curry powder
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1 tsp
finely minced red bell pepper (optional)
1/4 c
heavier, darker and / or any full-bodied beer
minced scallions for garnish (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

Use a food processor or hand mixer and mix all ingredients (except optional scallion garnish) together thoroughly.
Store in fridge, covered, for at least 2 hours before serving. Overnight would be best.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers, Dips, Spreads
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #cheese, #cheddar