Festive Cheese Spread

Flavoured with herbs and fresh red pepper, this festive spread is a great way to get your guests into the holiday spirit.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Makes: 18 servings
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All You Need

  • 2 packages (8 oz/250 g each) cream cheese, softened
  • 0 1/4 Cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) McCormick Gourmet Freeze-Dried Chives
  • 1/2 tsp (2 1/2 mL) Club House Dill Weed
  • 1/4 tsp (1 1/4 mL) McCormick Gourmet Thyme Leaves
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped, about ½ cup (125 mL)
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) Club House Parsley Flakes
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Club House Garlic Plus Signature Blend


  1. Beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add remaining ingredients except red bell pepper; beat well.

  2. Place piece of plastic wrap on baking sheet. Spoon cheese mixture onto plastic wrap to form a candy cane shape, log or ball. Fold up plastic wrap over cheese to encase.

  3. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight or until cheese is firm.

  4. Unwrap cheese mixture. Place on serving plate. Smooth entire shape with spatula or knife. Garnish with red bell pepper. Serve with assorted crackers.


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