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Homemade cheese spread.
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Homemade Cheese Spread

This homemade cheese spread has amazing flavor and texture. Make it with 6 easy ingredients!
Prep 45 minutes
Total 45 minutes
Fat 24
Carbs 2
Protein 15
Yield 6


  • 8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese ~2 cups
  • 4 oz. Shredded pepper jack cheese ~1 cup
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • ½ cup half and half
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika


  • Place all of the cheeses and seasonings into a food processor or a blender that has a mini tamper (mixing stick).
  • Blend for 1 minute. Take the lid off and use a spatula to scrape down the sides.
  • Pour the half and half into the cheese mixture and blend for 1-2 more minutes or until the cheese spread is completely smooth.
  • Scrape the mixture into a bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite crackers and vegetables.

Tips & Notes

  • This is a great recipe to change up. The pepper jack is not spicy at all, but more cheddar or monterey jack could be subbed.
  • Take the cheese out of the fridge and let sit for 10 minutes before serving so that it softens a bit.
  • We used freshly shredded cheese in this recipe. Pre-shredded cheese will do the trick, but shredding at home adds to the creaminess.
  • We used a blender for this recipe, just need a little extra tamper work while blending. Still comes out smooth as ever.
  • If the spread is too thick, add up to ¼ cup more of the half and half.

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Nutrition Facts

Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 24g | Fiber: 0.02g | Sugar: 1g