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Roquefort-Cognac Cheese Spread

Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 2 hrs, 10 mins
Yield Makes about 1 1/4 cups
Inspired by a recipe from Julia Child, this sharp, tangy spread can turn a celery stick into an unforgettable appetizer.

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.