Vampire Killer Cheese Spread Mix

"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."
photo by Julie F photo by Julie F
photo by Julie F
Ready In:
2 cups




  • Combine all of the dried spices. These can be stored for later use or used immediately.
  • Mix together spices, softened cream cheese and wine until it is well incorporated and uniform.
  • Stir in shredded cheese.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. We made this for Black Friday, as ex-retail employees we stay home and enjoy not having to work. We absolutely loved this. I used 1 Tbs of Minced garlic, because we love garlic. We added some worcestershire sauce to a small amount we put aside at the request of my BF and it was very tastey too. We will be making this again (today actually...since we are stuck inside due to the weather.) Thanks so much Reeces.
  5. When I made up the dry ingredients for this, I could already tell that it was something that we would like, so, I set out 8 small bowls and made it 8 times. I put it in those small plastic bags that are used for jewelry, wrote the directions for adding the wet ingredients and stapeled to the bag. I only have one left, so, I'll be making up another batch soon. We loved it with pita chips. Also, I used up a small amount that I had left over by spooning it over hot broccoli. Yum!!



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