Port Wine & Sharp Cheddar Cheese Spread

TROY RAY

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Perfect for the Holidays, or, anytime!


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Serves:

Enough for a Party!

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Ingredients

CHEDDAR CHEESE BASE

1 lb
sharp cheddar, very finely grated
3/4 c
half and half
1 1/2 tsp
kosher salt
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper or ground white pepper

PORT WINE SWIRL

1/2 c
your favorite, sweet, port wine
1 pkg
knox unflavored gelatine
1/4 c
parmesan cheese, finely grated

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Using room temperature wine, place in small bowl and add gelatine; mix well. Add parmesan cheese and dissolve by stirring constantly with a small whisk. Set aside and let gelatine form.
2
Heat half & half in a saucepan until bubbles form around edge of pan; do not boil.
3
Place grated cheddar in food processor. Slowly add half & half and mix until cheese is smooth and silky. Add salt and pepper.
4
In a serving bowl, place 1/3 of the cheese mixture on the bottom. Dollop 1/3 of the port wine "jelly" on to the cheese. Using a chopstick, "marble" the port, but not mixing completely with the cheddar. Repeat this step two more times. Remember, the last time you do this step is your "presentation". Swirl carefully!
5
Chill for at least 6 hours so the flavors can marry. When ready to serve, let come up to [nearly] room temperature. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Dips, Other Snacks, Spreads
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy