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Cheese Spreads

Looking for recipes for cheese spreads? Taste of Home has the best cheese spread recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

Warm Ham 'n' Cheese Spread

Warm Ham 'n' Cheese Spread

Warm Ham 'n' Cheese Spread

Pattie Prescott of Manchester, New Hampshire says, “I’m always looking for creative yet family-pleasing ways to stretch my tight grocery budget. I usually make this delectable dish with ham ‘ends,’ available inexpensively at the deli counter.”

Marigold Cheese Dip

Marigold Cheese Dip

Marigold Cheese Dip

Have a backyard bed of marigolds? Share some with guests the next time you entertain by adding them to a cream cheese dip. It's a surprisingly delicious appetizer.

Nasturtium Spread

Nasturtium Spread

Nasturtium Spread

I love to graze on nasturtiums and cherry tomatoes while working in my garden. These pretty flowers taste as good as they look!
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Stuffed Gouda Spread

Stuffed Gouda Spread

Stuffed Gouda Spread

I have fun experimenting with different cheeses in my cooking. I don't know a busy who doesn't appreciate make-ahead appetizers like this!

Tiered Cheese Slices

Tiered Cheese Slices

Tiered Cheese Slices

I can't tell you how many times I've made this recipe or been asked to share it! Guests always think I fussed, but the simple ingredients go together in minutes using pre-sliced cheese. For busy holiday hostesses, it's a do-ahead delight.

Garlic Blue Cheese Dip

Garlic Blue Cheese Dip

Garlic Blue Cheese Dip

This thick, creamy dip is my mom's recipe and a family favorite for ringing in the season. It also makes a tasty substitute for mayonnaise on chicken and turkey sandwiches.

Braunschweiger Snowball

Braunschweiger Snowball

Braunschweiger Snowball

Even folks who normally don't care for braunschweiger can't seem to resist this creamy spread. Topped with red and green peppers, it's a natural for holiday entertaining. Sometimes I like to form a "wreath" of fresh parsley around it.

Chili Cheese Ball

Chili Cheese Ball

Chili Cheese Ball

It wouldn't be Christmas at our house without this zippy, well-seasoned cheese ball-my husband's absolute favorite. The family starts asking about it 2 weeks before the holidays! It's also a big hit at Super Bowl parties.

Garlic-Onion Cheese Spread

Garlic-Onion Cheese Spread

Garlic-Onion Cheese Spread

“Whenever there’s an event at church, my friends always remind me to bring this cheese spread,” notes Michelle DeFriez of Grand Blanc, Michigan. “Once you add it to crackers, it’s hard to stop eating them!”

Lo-Cal Cheese Dip

Lo-Cal Cheese Dip

Lo-Cal Cheese Dip

"Working in a local deli and retail outlet that sells herbs and spices gives me a change to create many recipes," says Joyce Montague of Wichita, Kansas. Cottage cheese is the main ingredient in this creamy dip that's terrific with raw veggies or crackers.

Layered Three-Cheese Spread

Layered Three-Cheese Spread

Layered Three-Cheese Spread

I first made this spread for a baby shower, and it was a huge success. This appetizer tastes like a club sandwich and looks picture-perfect when served. Conveniently, the cream cheese layer can by made ahead of time.
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