Three Cheese Spread

Chèvre cheese adds dimension to Parmesan and cream cheese in this easy party spread that's perfectly suited to crackers or bread.


18 servings (2 tablespoons spread and 3 bread slices each)


1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1 (6 ounce) package chèvre (goat) cheese
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (4 ounces)
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
sourdough cocktail bread slices or crackers


In food processor, process all cheeses until well blended. Add basil and bell pepper; process with quick on-and-off motions until finely chopped and well blended. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours or until firm.

Spoon cheese mixture into 3 (1-cup) ramekins or 1 (3-cup) bowl. Serve with bread slices.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours

Additional Information

You can use 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves instead of the fresh basil.

Add a flavor kick to one of the three cheese bowls by stirring in red pepper sauce, a drop or two at a time to taste. Label the bowl as "spicy" so as not to surprise guests.

Nutritional Information

1 Serving (1 Serving): Calories 180 (Calories from Fat 80), Total Fat 9 g (Saturated Fat 5 g, Trans Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 20 mg; Sodium 350 mg; Total Carbohydrate 16 g (Dietary Fiber 0 g, Sugars 0 g), Protein 8 g; Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 1

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