Savor the Season with Every Bite
Perfectly versatile and irresistibly delicious, this spread is the ideal companion for any holiday gathering. Whether you’re hosting a cozy family get-together, a sophisticated cocktail party, or a lively friends’ reunion, this savory delight will be the star of the show. Its blend of aromatic herbs and rich Parmesan cheese offers a symphony of flavors that pairs wonderfully with an array of crackers, breads, fresh vegetables, or the entire charcuterie board like our photos below.
Savory Herb and Cheese Spread
- 1 cup cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons fresh chives, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup roasted red peppers, finely chopped (optional for added color and flavor)
- Mix the Base: In a medium bowl, blend together the cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, and sour cream until smooth.
- Add Herbs and Seasoning: Stir in the chives, parsley, garlic, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
- Incorporate Extras: If using, gently fold in the roasted red peppers into the mixture for a pop of color and flavor.
- Chill: Cover the bowl and refrigerate the spread for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld together.
- Serve: Bring the spread to room temperature for about 15-20 minutes before serving. Serve it with your favorite crackers.
- Garnish (Optional): Garnish with additional herbs or a sprinkle of red pepper flakes for a more vibrant presentation.