Port Wine Cheese Spread

Port Wine Cheese Spread in a bowl, served with crackers and vegetables

The Spruce / Cara Cormack

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
175 Calories
15g Fat
2g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 175
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 372mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 7g
Calcium 217mg 17%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Celebrate the holidays with this port wine cheese spread recipe made with cheddar cheese and sour cream.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup port wine
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 16 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Port Wine Cheese Spread ingredients in bowls

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  2. In a small bowl, combine wine and melted butter.

    combine wine and melted butter in a glass bowl

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  3. In a food processor, combine Cheddar cheese, sour cream, salt, and cayenne pepper. Process until mixture is smooth.

    Cheddar cheese, sour cream, salt, and cayenne pepper in a food processor

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  4. With motor still running, gradually add the butter and wine mixture, processing until smooth.

    cheese spread in a food processor

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  5. Serve with assorted crackers.

    Port Wine Cheese Spread in a bowl, served with crackers and vegetables

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Tip

For maximum flavor, make the cheese spread 24 hours in advance and refrigerate in an airtight container to allow a chance for the flavors to meld.