Port Wine & Sharp Cheddar Cheese Spread

TROY RAY

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@TROYRAYNYC

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

Step-By-Step

1Using 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.

2Heat half & half in a saucepan until bubbles form around edge of pan; do not boil.

3Place grated cheddar in food processor. Slowly add half & half and mix until cheese is smooth and silky. Add salt and pepper.

4In 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!

5Chill 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