The Dog Days of Summer are upon us. Hot and humid days that leave you listless and unmotivated. I always want something flavorful and kind of salty on days like this. This cheese spread fills the bill. Actually, it’s great any time of the year. It is also great for parties and get togethers.
I had a glass of 2013 Limited Release Apothic Rose with my snack. A semi-dry rose with just a hint of sweetness. That little bit of sweetness plays well with spicy salami and salty cheeses. Perfect for Summer snacks on the veranda. Serve chilled. I purchased it for under $10.
Easy Cheesy Spread
1/2 cup mayonnaise
4 ounces very soft cream cheese
3/4 cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup finely shredded Swiss cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2 Tablespoons finely chopped roasted red pepper or pimientos
2 green onions finely chopped and include the green tops
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley or 1 Tablespoon of finely chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons dried dill weed
In a medium mixing bowl hand mix all ingredients using a spatula. Makes about 2 cups of cheese spread. It is good to go but is really much better after sitting in the fridge for a few hours. Keeps for about a week in the fridge. Spreads easily when it sits out a bit at room temperature. Serve with your favorite crackers, pita, tortillas, bread sticks, or even veggies.