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Cheese Spread

Blue bowl holding a cheese spread sitting next to serving crackers and sliced bread.If you look at a map of the United States, Omaha Nebraska is just about smack in the middle. There are a lot of people that don’t know where we are or anything about us.

Nebraska’s primary industry is agriculture. That probably doesn’t surprise you, but what might is that Omaha is home to 4 Fortune 500 companies, and billionaire Warren Buffet. Our culture is diverse, and we welcome any reason to celebrate. On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone’s a bit Irish. We have the same claims on Cinco De Mayo and this month, Octoberfest!

Blue bowl holding a cheese spread sitting next to serving crackers and sliced bread.

Octoberfest is marked with German beer festivals that serve homemade brats and pretzels. To mark Octoberfest, our local newspaper had this recipe for Beer Cheese (Bierkase). They credited this recipe to “Cooking by Mimi Sheraton”. There was just one problem, there wasn’t any beer in it! I made it anyway, and am choosing to call it “Cheese Spread”.Blue bowl holding a cheese spread sitting next to serving crackers and sliced bread.

This Cheese Spread was so quick and easy to make. The texture was more like Ricotta than most cheese spreads. John and I thought it was delicious with rye bread and crackers. We enjoyed it just as much on baked potatoes because it melted into the potato perfectly. John said it would make an amazing manicotti filling too. You can change it up with the addition of herbs or spices. I actually added garlic powder, but other than that, prepared it as suggested.

Ricotta Spread

This is a quick and easy Cheese Spread that makes a great dip or a condiment for baked potatoes and salads.
Prep Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Servings 10
Author Hostess At Heart

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Ricotta or Cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup Gorgonzola Roquefort or bleu cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • Worcestershire Sauce dash
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder

Instructions

  • Cream all ingredients together. Chill 2 hours or overnight.
  • Serve with rye crackers or bread.

Notes

Cooking by Mimi Sheraton (Random House)

Nutrition

Serving: 10g | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 40mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 436IU | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
Tried this recipe? That's awesome!Mention @hostessatheart or tag #hostessatheart!

Do you have a favorite celebration? I’d love to hear about it.

I’ll be sharing this with Fiesta Friday party-goers!

Blue bowl holding a cheese spread sitting next to serving crackers and sliced bread.
Recipe Rating




FrugalHausfrau

Saturday 7th of November 2015

This is so timely for me because I have ricotta in the fridge and used some for pancakes and was thinking about what to do with the rest!

Julie Menghini

Monday 9th of November 2015

Thank you! It will keep for quite a while too!

Suchitra

Thursday 5th of November 2015

Julie, this looks and sounds delicious! I always buy this huge ricotta tub because it is on sale and don't know what to do with the leftovers! Now I know! Thanks for sharing!

Julie Menghini

Thursday 5th of November 2015

Thank you Su! It's a keeper!

Celebrating Sunshine

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015

This is such an interesting combination of cheeses and I'm sure it goes well with beer. My mother used to make something similar, but added a little onion and dill. Very versatile! :-)

Julie Menghini

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015

I think added onion and dill would be great additions Ana! Is your parents here yet?

Shari

Monday 2nd of November 2015

I love cheese spread, and this one looks wonderful! The blue cheese and the butter in it just sound amazing. I bet it is so creamy. I like the idea of putting it on a baked potato, too. Thanks so much for sharing this, Julie! By the way, did I ever tell you my mom is from Omaha? Several years ago we stopped there on our way to Pennsylvania and got to see the house where my mom grew up. It looks like such a great place to live!

Julie Menghini

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015

Thank you Shari! I didn't know your mom was from Omaha! It really is a great place. We have a little bit of the city but still very rural, and the cost of living is so good that it's a great place to raise a family. Now that I'm done with that however I want to say good bye to winter!

cookingwithauntjuju.com

Saturday 31st of October 2015

The spread would be very interesting in manicotti, especially with the blue cheese. I bet it would be good :)

Julie Menghini

Saturday 31st of October 2015

Thanks Judi!