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Spicy Cheddar-Olive Spread

Photo: Mark Thomas; Styling: Lynn Miller


Prep time 10 mins
Chill time 1 hr
Yield Serves: 14
Made with extra-sharp cheddar, Spicy Cheddar-Olive Spread derives its rich flavor from quality cheese. Get a healthy dose of crunch by slathering celery sticks with this Spicy Cheddar-Olive Spread.


  • 8 ounces sharp Cheddar
  • 8 ounces white extra-sharp Cheddar
  • 1/2 cup sliced pitted green olives, coarsely chopped
  • 1 4-oz. jar chopped pimientos, drained
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

Nutrition Information

  • calories 203
  • fat 18 g
  • satfat 9 g
  • protein 7 g
  • carbohydrate 1 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 37 mg
  • sodium 296 mg

How to Make It

  1. Shred both cheeses into a large bowl; set aside. In another bowl, stir together olives, pimientos, mayonnaise, vinegar, red pepper, cumin and hot sauce.

  2. Pour mixture over cheese and fold gently with a rubber spatula to blend; avoid breaking cheese shreds into small pieces. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow flavors to blend. Serve with crackers and vegetable sticks.