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garlic herb cheese spread

a recipe by
Amanda Villarreal
Grand Rapids, MI

I got this recipe from a friend, who came up with it when trying to replicate an expensive mix she had tried. The mix makes a fantastic cheese spread. The great thing is you can prepare a large quantity of the dry mix to keep on hand for a quick appetizer or dish to pass. The mix also makes a great gift to give to friends and family at the holidays that isn't perishable. I also use this mix in my stuffing, burgers, and added into a creamy sauce I make to go over fish. The possibilities are endless.

prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For garlic herb cheese spread

  • 1 Tbsp
    dried onion flakes
  • 1 tsp
    dried dill
  • 1 tsp
    dried chives
  • 1 tsp
    dried minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 8 oz pkg
    cream cheese- softened
  • 4 oz
    shredded cheddar ( i always shred my own b/c pre-shredded has a powder added that affects the flavor)
  • 2 Tbsp
    white wine (sauvignon blanc, or another dry white wine works best)

How To Make garlic herb cheese spread

  • 1
    Mix all dry ingredients together. I usually make a large recipe (8 times or more), and keep it on hand for the next time I want to make a spread or to add into other dishes. Can be stored for up to a year in an airtight container in a cool dry place.
  • 2
    If making the cheese spread... Mix softened cream cheese, dry mix and wine until well combined and smooth. Mix in cheese. Store in fridge for several hours or overnight before serving.
  • 3
    Serve with crackers, flatbread triangles or veggies.