I created this when I realized that the cheese spreads I bought from the market were not being eaten. I would get they were too strong, too gritty....you name it! So figuring I had little to lose I throw some things together and viola! This is now requested at home. I usually use Owls Nest Cheese, but Merkts or Kaukana (Wow..I bet that is spelled wrong!) would work just fine. It is VERY flexible so feel free to play with other spices and seasonings that appeal most to your family. Cook time includes "resting" time.