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  • Prep Time
    10 mins
  • Cook Time
    50 mins
  • Servings
    3 cups

Cheddar Cheese Hearty Party Spread

Main Ingredient: Cheese

Yield: 3 cups

Recipe courtesy of Mary Walker, Bronze Tier Prize Winner in the 2015 Black Creek® “Everything's Better with Cheddar” recipe contest

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 c. pecans, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons scallions, chopped
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3/4-1 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/2 c. strawberry jam

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients, except strawberry jam, and refrigerate in a deep bowl sprayed with cooking spray, covered, overnight. The next day, turn bowl upside down and remove the cheese. Spoon out the middle of the cheese to form a well. Let stand for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  2. Fill the well with strawberry jam and arrange crackers around the cheese ball on a plate or platter.

BLACK CREEK® PRODUCTS USED IN THIS RECIPE

Black Creek®  Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 9 Months)

Black Creek® Cheddar cheeses are made using old-world craftsmanship by Greg Palubicki, a certified Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker. The result? The finest in premium Wisconsin Cheddar cheese with a dedication to quality you can taste.

Black Creek®  Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 2 Years)

Black Creek® offers award-winning premium Cheddar cheeses that are recognized for their rich and creamy taste. Each of the brands’ offerings is carefully selected to ensure you receive a consistently delicious cheese that’s perfect for snacking.

Black Creek®  Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 3 Years)

For over a century, farm fresh milk from the heart of America’s Dairyland has been finely crafted into classic, naturally-aged cheeses under the watchful eyes of certified Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers. Black Creek® Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese is made using these same time-honored traditions and carefully aged for three years to build a full, richly sharp flavor and delightfully crumbly texture.

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