Herbed Cheese Spread

Herbed Cheese Spread Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett
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.


Makes about 2 1/2 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Chill: 24 Hours
Total: 24 Hours, 15 Minutes


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
Garnishes: fresh rosemary sprigs, sweetened dried cranberries


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.


December 2011
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