Vampire Killer Cheese Spread Mix

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

When my best friend moved away, her mom's good friend made a cheese spread for the going-away party that was so good I spent an entire year trying to find where she got the mix. I finally found it online, but at $12.50 each after shipping, I decided I could probably come close enough on my own. So, with a little experimentation, this is what I came up with. I warn you, it's quite addicting and you'll want to stay a polite distance from others when speaking after you eat it. You can put the dry ingredients together and store them in ziploc bags or small containers so that you can just pull out a mix and add it to the wet ingredients in a snap. I serve it with crackers or beer bread. It can also be rolled into a cheese ball or log for a nice presentation if you're feeling ambitious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all of the dried spices. These can be stored for later use or used immediately.
  2. Mix together spices, softened cream cheese and wine until it is well incorporated and uniform.
  3. Stir in shredded cheese.
  4. Keep refrigerated until about 1/2 hour before serving. I recommend letting it rest in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving to allow the spices re-hydrate and the flavors to come out.
  5. If you have any left-overs they can be safely refrigerated and stored for up to a week or two in an air-tight container.
Most Helpful

Love this recipe. I make extra packets of the mix to keep on hand (as other raters suggested). I have even tried using this mix in with burgers and sausage stuffing for stuffed mushroom caps. It gave great flavor to both applications.

aRc83 June 08, 2011

Excellent, made as written. We tried some of it warmed, but room temp is better. A suggestion: sneak some out and put away to put in mashed potatoes. WOW! This is especially good on Blue Cheese, Walnut ,Port Wine Bread. Reeses, thanks for posting . . . Janet

Jezski March 28, 2010

This has such a great garlic "bite" to it. I took it to a Superbowl party and it was a big hit! It will definitely keep the vampires at bay! Made for Favorite Recipes of 2009 Tag game.

Julie F February 08, 2010