Make-Ahead Triple Cheese Spread Recipe

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This simple cheese spread appeals to every palate, so I rely on it often. It's a no-fuss favorite of mine because it can be made 2 days before your gathering and then refrigerated. —Angie Meyers, Chamberburg, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 105 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 175mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese, mayonnaise, milk, salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce until smooth. Fold in cheese and parsley. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Serve with crackers. Yield: 3 cups.
Originally published as Triple Cheese Spread in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p34

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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annsway1 User ID: 1667005 32917
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"I am going to make this again and again. I see all kinds of possiblities to change up this recipe when I have made it too often. I like the flexibility it offers. Thanks for posting!"

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