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Herbed Cheese Spread

Leftover bits of cheese are put to good use in this recipe that makes a delicious snack or breakfast. For the best texture, avoid very aged, hard cheeses like Parmesan.

Serves 6
Ready in 10 mins
Prep time 10 mins
194 calories per serving


> 8 oz leftover semi-firm cheeses such as Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Swiss, pepper Jack, feta, blue cheese, goat cheese, and/or gouda
> 1 small clove garlic
> 2 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
> 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley, chives, and/or basil
> 2 - 3 tbsp dry white wine
> Crackers, toast, or fresh vegetables, for serving


Cut the cheeses into ½-inch chunks or smaller. Place in a food processor along with the garlic. Season with pepper. Pulse to break cheese up into small bits.
To food processor, add the butter and herbs. Pulse to combine. Pulse in the wine 1 tbsp at a time, until mixture is spreadable but not runny, stopping and scraping side of bowl occasionally. Serve immediately with crackers, toast, or vegetables, or transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate up to 1 week. Let stand at room temperature 10 min. before serving.


No wine? Use 2–3 tbsp milk mixed with a squeeze of lemon juice instead.

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