Chris's Special Cheese Spread

Chris Adlfinger


This is a super easy last minute cheese that you can make from ingredients in your pantry. The first time I made this for our card group, every one loved it, and it often is brought as a special treat. You can eliminate the mayonnaise for a firmer cheese or add a little more for a softer, more spreadable cheese while it is still cold.

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10 or more
5 Min
No-Cook or Other


1 8 ounce pkg
softened cream cheese
1/2 pouch
hidden valley ranch salad dressing dry mix
8 ounces
shredded cheddar cheese
2 Tbsp
real mayonnaise

How to Make Chris's Special Cheese Spread


  • 1Mix together all ingredients in medium size bowl. Chill overnight for flavors to blend. Serve with your favorite crackers or toasted and seasoned bread rounds.
  • 2If desired for a fancier presentation, allow to chill in the refrigerator until firm. Take out of bowl and form into a ball. Roll in cracked peppercorns or parsley.

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About Chris's Special Cheese Spread

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #cheese