Southwestern Cheese Spread

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Southwestern Cheese SpreadRecipe
Howard L. Puckett
This recipe can easily be halved for smaller groups.
Makes 5 cups


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4 cups (16 ounces) shredded mild cheddar cheese
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped green onion
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill weed
1 tablespoon drained, chopped capers
3 garlic cloves, chopped
2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
1 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
Jalapeño pepper jelly, optional


Combine first 14 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in mayonnaise and mustard. Mold or shape as desired. Chill, covered, until firm. Invert onto a serving platter, and top with jalapeño jelly, if desired. Serve with assorted crackers.

Created date

October 2005