Looking for a delicious, no-fuss, low lactose cheese dip you can serve at holiday gatherings? This creamy carrot spreadable cheese recipe is not only easy to make, but it will also be a hit with your guests! Make it ahead and, when ready to serve, allow the spread to soften at room temperature and mound it in a bowl. Surround it with slices of interesting hearty breads like multi-grain, walnut, or rosemary. Add more bowls of dried fruits like apricots or figs, plus some warm, lightly salted pecans (roasted in the oven at 350ºF for about 5 minutes). Tie a simple bouquet of fresh rosemary with a holiday ribbon for garnish….and you have a great dip made with the best cheddar cheese! Share this spreadable cheese recipe with friends and family members on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or Instagram – and use our handle @cabotcheese when posting on Instagram.
To make about 1 ½ cups of cheese spread, combine grated Cabot Sharp Cheddar, Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar or Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar cheese, Cabot Salted Butter, mustard and garlic in a food processor.
Process until smooth, about 1 minute, adding enough wine or beer to make the spread to your desired consistency. (Note: Spread can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to 1 week).
*To easily vary the flavor of this quick spread, use one of Cabot’s flavored cheddars. Cabot Horseradish Cheddar or Cabot Garlic & Herb Cheddar are fantastic options. You can also embellish this basic recipe by adding some artichoke pesto, tomato pesto or chopped black olives.
For more crowd-pleasing cheddar spreads, try our Hot Crab-Cabot Cheddar Spread recipe next. Cabot is a co-operative of farm families and we work hard to produce our award-winning dairy products. We’d love to hear your feedback on this low lactose cheese spread recipe. If you have a chance, please rate and review it!
8 ounces Cabot Sharp Cheddar, Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar or Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar, grated (about 2 cups)*
2 tablespoons Cabot Salted Butter
2 teaspoons coarse-grained Dijon mustard
1 small clove garlic, minced
¼-⅓ cup white wine or beer
Get the ingredients you need at a convenient nearby location.
COMBINE cheese, butter, mustard and garlic in food processor.
PROCESS until smooth, about 1 minute, adding enough of wine or beer to make spread of desired consistency. (Spread can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to 1 week).
*You can easily vary the flavor of this quick spread by using one of Cabot’s flavored cheddars like Cabot Horseradish Cheddar or Cabot Garlic & Herb Cheddar. Or embellish the basic recipe by adding some artichoke pesto, tomato pesto or chopped black olives.
This recipe is easy and delicious! Serving at room temperature brings the mustard, garlic and cheddar flavors together wonderfully!
I made this several times last year. It is better with the beer and better when you let it develop” for a few hours before serving but it is REALLY delicious. I received compliments every time and shared the recipe with at least three other people
Doubled recipe and garnished top with crumbled bacon & slivered green onions. Used a wheat beer which was tasty but also added a bit of cayenne pepper to ‘zip it up’ and 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce as well.