Inspired by the butter served at a local steakhouse and underwhelmed with the few recipes found online, I concocted the following for my sweetie on his birthday and served this butter with homemade pretzel rolls.
Bring the butter and cheese spread to room temperature.
In a medium-sized bowl, whip the room-temperature butter with a hand mixer on high until pale yellow and doubled in size, about three minutes.
Add one tablespoon room-temperature cheese spread into the whipped butter. Whip on high until completely incorporated, about a minute. Make sure you then scrape down the sides.
Add the second tablespoon of cheese spread, then whip on high until incorporated for about a minute. Scrape down the sides and whip some more for another thirty seconds or so. The final mixture should be a very pale orange.
Place mixture into an airtight container and keep refrigerated. Remove from fridge 15 minutes before serving to experience optimal spreadability.
NOTES: To reduce the saltiness, you may opt to exchange the salted butter for unsalted. To enhance the cheddar flavor, you can add another tablespoon of cheddar spread (though I'd highly recommend you use unsalted butter). Lastly, if you struggle finding sharp cheddar cheese spread at your local grocer, you can check Target (where I got mine--Wisconsin's Kaukauna brand) or any local gourmet grocery stores.