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Smoked Cheese Dip (Spread) with Sour Cream

The Best Smoked Cheese Dip – Cheddar and gouda cheeses are blended with sour cream for a smoky, tangy, utterly addictive dip or condiment. This is perfect to serve at parties and enjoy as a savory spread!

bowl of smoked cheese and sour cream dip on a plate surrounded by crackers and toasted bread slices

Nothing brings people together at a party like a spread of tantalizing party snacks. Ooo-ing and aaah-ing over finger foods is the ultimate ice breaker.

This smoked gouda and cheddar cheese dip with sour cream is sure to have your guests chatting like old friends in no time!

Not only is it super yummy, but our EASY no-cook homemade cheese dip is also a snap to make in only 5 minutes. So it is the perfect last-minute and nearly effortless party recipe.

You definitely want to put this one on your must-make holiday party menu!

top view bowl of cheese spread with crushed red pepper on top, surrounded by slices of crunchy bread and crackers

Smoked Cheese and Sour Cream Dip (or Spread!)

The smoky notes come from using both smoked cheddar and smoked gouda, pureed into sour cream, to make it easy to spread. A touch of sugar is added to balance out the strong smoky, nutty, salty, tangy qualities.

It tastes amazing with all sorts of dippers, like crackers and veggies. But the fun doesn’t stop there! This versatile dip doubles as a spread on sandwiches and in wraps, and even makes a deliciously unique pizza or flatbread topper.

spoon with scoop of cheese dip held close to the camera

Ingredients You Need

  • Smoked cheddar cheese and Smoked gouda cheesetogether create a perfectly savory, smoky flavor
  • Sour creamfor just the right hint of tanginess and creamy texture
  • Granulated sugarbalances the sweetness of the strong cheeses and sour cream
  • Seasoningsgarlic powder and crushed red pepper
cubes of gouda and cheddar on a wood cutting board with container of sour cream in the background

How to Make Sour Cream Dip with Cheese

First, set out a large food processor. Cut the cheddar and gouda cheese blocks into chunks, then place them in the food processor.

top view cubes of cheddar and gouda in a food processor with sour cream and seasonings

Lock the lid into place and pulse a few times to break the cheese chunks into fine crumbs.

Next add in the sour cream, 1 tablespoon of sugar, garlic powder, and crushed red pepper. Puree until the cheese dip is completely smooth.

Taste, then add another tablespoon of sugar if desired, and puree again.

Pro Tip: If your food processor has a low-power motor, shred the cheeses (by hand or with a food processor attachment) before pureeing.

Get the Complete (Printable) Smoked Cheddar and Gouda Cheese Dip Recipe + VIDEO Below. Enjoy!

top view food processor with pureed spread mixture

Serving Suggestions

Scoop the smoked cheese dip into a bowl and serve, or cover and refrigerate and enjoy within one week.

For an extra kick of spice, sprinkle on another pinch of crushed red pepper before serving.

Pair this smoky and creamy goodness with your favorite dippers! It is delicious with thin slices of crunchy bread, crackers, pretzels, or chips. Add some freshness to the party and serve with crunchy cut vegetables like carrots, cucumbers, celery, and/or pieces of bell pepper.

close view platter with crackers and bread slices, bit of cheese spread on one cracker with full bowl in the background

Smoked Cheese and Sour Cream Spread

The thick and creamy texture also makes for a delightful and versatile smoked cheese spread!

Add to sandwiches, wraps, or burgers for a bold bite of tangy flavor. It also is fantastic as a topper on homemade or delivery pizzas!

hand holding cracker with smoked gouda spread up to camera

Recipe Variations

  • We love the classic flavor combination of smoked cheddar and gouda. However, feel free to use other hard cheeses you like! Firm smoked mozzarella, Parmesan, and provolone are all great options.
  • Swap the sour cream with Greek yogurt for a slightly lighter version.
  • You can omit the crushed red pepper if you prefer.
  • Get creative and add other extra goodies! Stir in your choice of chopped cooked bacon, sliced green scallions, and chopped red onions after the recipe ingredients are pureed.
pieces of sliced bread, one topped with smoked cheese dip and platter with crackers and bowl of spread in the background

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Smoked Cheese Dip (Spread) with Sour Cream Recipe + VIDEO

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Smoked cheddar and gouda cheeses are blended with sour cream for a smoky, tangy, and utterly addictive dip or spread. Serve with dippers or use as a unique sandwich, pizza, or burger topping!
Servings: 16 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Set out a large food processor. Cut the cheddar and gouda cheese blocks into chunks, then place in the food processor. Lock the lid into place and pulse to break the cheese chunks into fine crumbs.
  • Add in the sour cream, 1 tablespoon of sugar, garlic powder, and crushed red pepper. Purée until the cheese dip is completely smooth. Taste, then add another tablespoon of sugar if desired.
  • Scoop the smoked cheese dip into a bowl and serve with bread, crackers, or cut vegetables. Or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Video

Notes

Use any kind of hard smoked cheese you like.
Keep the dip covered in the refrigerator and enjoy within one week.

Nutrition

Serving: 2oz, Calories: 153kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 42mg, Sodium: 222mg, Potassium: 64mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 375IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 225mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer, Dip, Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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