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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.

Cherry Cheese Logs

Cherry Cheese Logs

Cherry Cheese Logs

Our party guests flock to this holiday gem of an appetizer - cherry-studded cream cheese served with graham or water crackers and pears. —Libby Walp, Chicago, Illinois

Savory Garlic Cheese Spread

Savory Garlic Cheese Spread

Savory Garlic Cheese Spread

One day, I was in the process of roasting garlic when unexpected company arrived. Having little food in the house, I grabbed the roasted garlic and some cream cheese to create a delicious dip in a dash!—Aysha Schurman, Ammon, Idaho

Layered Pesto Cheese Spread

Layered Pesto Cheese Spread

Layered Pesto Cheese Spread

Guests won't be able to pass up this unique spread. In fact, the pesto and cheese combination will have them coming back for more! —Denise Hruz, Germantown, Wisconsin
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Creamy Wasabi Spread

Creamy Wasabi Spread

Creamy Wasabi Spread

Sesame seeds create an attractive coating for this easy cracker spread. Be sure to watch when you’re toasting them; they burn easily. You’ll find rice crackers in the ethnic food aisle. You can use any flavor, but the wasabi ones are very tasty. —Tammie Balon, Boyce, Virginia

Sun-Dried Tomato Cheese Balls

Sun-Dried Tomato Cheese Balls

Sun-Dried Tomato Cheese Balls

Your party will heat up once these bacon-coated mini cheese balls are on the table. Nicely spiced with red pepper flakes, they’re just the right size for nibbling.—Pamela Stepp, Dandridge, Tennessee

German Beer Cheese Spread

German Beer Cheese Spread

German Beer Cheese Spread

We’re of German heritage, so we love bold flavors. Cheddar and beer make a tangy dip to serve with pretzels, crackers, pumpernickel and brats. Choose a beer that you really enjoy the flavor of, as it will come through in your finished recipe. —Angela Spengler, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Rosemary Goat Cheese Bites

Rosemary Goat Cheese Bites

Rosemary Goat Cheese Bites

My mom makes her own goat cheese and I wanted to show it off for a party. Once everyone tried it for the first time, I knew I had created a winning recipe. —Crystal Jo Bruns, Iliff, Colorado

Deb's Cheese Ball

Deb's Cheese Ball

Deb's Cheese Ball

Plenty of herbs blend with four kinds of cheese for this scrumptious spread. Using reduced-fat ingredients makes it a little lighter. —Deb Lavengood, New Palestine, Indiana

Gingered Lemon Cheese Balls

Gingered Lemon Cheese Balls

Gingered Lemon Cheese Balls

Roll your cheese ball in the gingersnap crumbs just before serving so they stay crisp and crunchy, a nice contrast to the smooth spread underneath. —Libby Walp, Chicago, IL

Southern Pimiento Cheese Spread

Southern Pimiento Cheese Spread

Southern Pimiento Cheese Spread

A classic Southern comfort food, Pimiento Cheese Spread, is used as an appetizer with crackers, corn chips or celery. It is also smeared between two slices of white bread for sandwiches and as a topping for hamburgers and hot dogs.—Eileen Balmer, South Bend, Indiana

Onion-Date Baked Brie

Onion-Date Baked Brie

Onion-Date Baked Brie

Many baked brie recipes call for a fruity topping, but my family favors this savory version. I even use the onion-date mixture at the table as a relish.—Allene Bary-Cooper, Wichita Falls, Texas
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