Inspired by a recipe from Julia Child, this sharp, tangy spread can turn a celery stick into an unforgettable appetizer.
Makes about 1 1/4 cups
1/2 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
4 ounces Roquefort or other blue cheese, crumbled
1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
1 tablespoon minced celery
1 tablespoon cognac
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Assorted crackers and sliced fresh vegetables
Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until smooth. Beat in blue cheese and next 5 ingredients on low speed until blended. Spoon into a serving bowl. Chill 2 hours. Serve with crackers and vegetables.