Recipe: Spicy Cheddar Cheese Spread

Posted by on March 13, 2012

Ever since we dipped our chips into Big Dog Tina’s Fabulous Fat Cat Beer and Cheese Dip, we’ve had cheese on the brain. And one day, while noodling around in the kitchen (and thinking of cheese), we mixed a few simple ingredients together and — voila! — we came up with this tasty super-simple cheesy spread, which mixes a handful of ingredients and our Purry-Purry Sauce into a satisfying party dish. Even better, the whole thing can be made in about 10 minutes. 

Here’s what we did:

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
3 oz. cream cheese
4 oz. grated cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons Fat Cat Purry-Purry Sauce

Instructions:

Heat a small pot over medium heat and add butter.

Once the butter has melted and started bubbling, add the onion and sweat it in the butter until it’s translucent but not brown, about 3 minutes.

Add the cream cheese and stir constantly until the mixture becomes smooth and manageable.

Cut the heat and add the cheddar cheese, a little at a time, and until all of it has blended well with the cream cheese and onion.

Add Fat Cat Purry-Purry Sauce and stir to combine.

Cut the heat and continue stirring until cheddar cheese has melted and incorporated with other ingredients.

Note: If the cheddar needs to melt a little more, turn on heat to medium-low and stir until it’s just melted, then cut the heat again. (The key here is to prevent the cheese from separating, which will happen if the heat is too high.)

Taste the mixture — add more Fat Cat Purry-Purry Sauce if you want more spice or flavor and stir to combine.

Transfer to a serving bowl and let sit at room temperature for a few minutes — this will allow the flavors to meld and make the mixture easier to spread.

Serve with crackers or pita chips, or spread over toasted bread.

The spread keeps well in the fridge for 3 days. Make sure to cover before putting it away. Also, take it out of the fridge about 30 minutes before serving to ensure a smooth spreadable consistency.

Enjoy!