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Herbed Cheese Spread

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Hands-on time 15 mins
Chill time 24 hrs
Total time 24 hrs, 15 mins
Yield Makes about 2 1/2 cups
Fresh chives, parsley, and tarragon flavor this appetizer cheese spread that's made with feta and cream cheese. Garnish Herbed Cheese Spread with a wreath of fresh rosemary springs and dots of dried cranberries for a festive, holiday look.

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8-oz.) package feta cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • Biscuit Crostini
  • Garnishes: fresh rosemary sprigs, sweetened dried cranberries

How to Make It

  1. Beat first 9 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 to 3 minutes or until smooth. Add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.

  2. Line 2 (10-oz.) ramekins with plastic wrap, allowing 3 inches to extend over sides; spoon cheese mixture into ramekins. Cover and chill 24 hours.

  3. Invert cheeses onto serving dishes. Serve with Biscuit Crostini. Garnish, if desired.