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Wisconsin Cheddar-Cider Spread Recipe

Real aged sharp cheddar pairs well with sweet apple cider. Serve this as a spread with apple wedges and crackers. Or place on bread and broil for excellent open-faced sandwiches.—Wolfgang Hanau, West Palm Beach, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:10 servings


  • 1/2 cup apple cider or juice
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons caraway seeds
  • Apple slices and/or rye crackers


  • 1. In a blender, combine the apple cider, yogurt, mustard and cheese; cover and process until blended. Stir in caraway seeds. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve with apples and/or crackers. Yield: 1-1/4 cups.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons spread (calculated without apples and crackers) equals 90 calories, 7 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 156 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.