Fireside Cheese Spread Recipe
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Fireside Cheese Spread Recipe

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When our family and friends get together for holidays or other occasions, I serve this appetizer. It's always a success. If you prefer, try a Swiss cheese spread instead of the cheddar. And, if you enjoy garlic, substitute a small clove of minced garlic for the garlic powder. —Debbie Terenzini-Wilkerson, Lusby, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:28 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 28 servings


  • 1 container (16 ounces) cheddar cheese spread, softened
  • 2 packages (one 8 ounces, one 3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Paprika
  • Snipped fresh parsley
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 95 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 311mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), 3g protein


  1. In a medium bowl, combine cheese spread, cream cheese, butter, Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder. Blend thoroughly. Chill at least 3 hours or overnight. Sprinkle with paprika and parsley. Serve with crackers. Yield: about 3-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Fireside Cheese Spread in Country February/March 1993, p51

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Reviewed Mar. 5, 2016

"We have used this recipe for many years and it is always a hit. Just for variety I use port wine cheese or a combination of the Cheddar and Port Wine and this year I used part Asiago. Great Recipe"

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2016

"This was pretty good! You definitely have to let it sit because when I tried it right after making it, it didn't taste too great. I think next time I will try a different cheese spread and maybe add more Worcestershire sauce (personal preference). I did cut the recipe in half for just my husband and me, but it was still a LOT. May try to cut it down even more next time."

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2015

"Delicious!! I used 3 cloves fresh garlic, and added dried chives because I forgot to buy parsley. I also omitted the butter, but it might have been easier to hand-mix had I added it. I was just trying to reduce the fat content. So yummy!!"

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014

"This looks like just the recipe I've been looking for. Thanks :-)!"

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

"Easy recipe. At first I was put off by having to waste a whole package of perfectly good cheese spread on a recipe that I did not know would turn out. However, sometimes you need just an easy, different and tasty treat. Texture is fluffy and we liked with Triscuits and pretzels the best. Would be great for a party or we made and enjoyed for our weekend of football. Until you know for sure you like this recipe, I would consider cutting this in half as it makes ALOT of cheese spread. We will do this again."

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