Three Cheese Spread

This three cheese spread makes the perfect party snack! I’ve served it at football games, during New Year’s Eve, and just as an afternoon snack with the kids. It’s so easy!

Three cheese cracker spread cover photo.

Have you seen those commercials that say “Ahh, the power of cheese?” Well, I don’t want to be weird or anything, but cheese! It is powerful.

Everyone loves it (please don’t tell me if you don’t love cheese, I would never recover from the shock) which means it is the perfect food to serve at get-togethers, parties, funerals, weddings, baby showers, and late-night television watching marathons.

Just in case I forgot to mention a time when serving cheese would be appropriate, a good rule of thumb is this: If people will be present, cheese should be on the menu. Hallelujah and amen.

How to make Three Cheese Spread:

cream cheese spread ingredients in a glass bowl.

Start with grating the cheddar and pepper jack cheese.  If you want to make this recipe even easier, you can buy shredded cheese. We find that grating it yourself makes for a creamier cheese, though.

Now you can mix all of the ingredients into a large bowl.  Stir all these together with a large wooden spoon or use a mixer to really get it creamy.

If you would like to thin it out a little, add some more milk.  Go slowly with this though, to thick is tastier than too thin, in my opinion.

mixing the cream cheese spread

We first served this recipe up at my baby girl’s 5th birthday. Now we make it all the time!

There’s a picture of the birthday girl eating some snow. I figured it’d be okay to sneak a picture of her in as long as the picture included food. And, yes, I’m the type of mother that considers snow a good, healthy snack. Don’t judge.

Cream cheese spread hacks:

Cream cheese spread cooked in pan.

This cheese spread is simple, tasty, and perfect for your next get together. Feel free to play with the flavors of this and make it your own.

I have a feeling that a bit of that powdered ranch dip mixed in would be quite tasty.

Swap the milk for beer and give it more of a beer cheese vibe.

You could also add a bit of finely diced jalapeno for a little kick. Or sprinkle in some cayenne if that’s more your speed.

Play with it, have fun with it, but most of all, eat it. You won’t regret it.

More cheese spread recipes for your enjoyment:

cracker dipped in three cheese spread

Want something spicy? Try this jalapeno cheese spread.

For something sweet, try this cranberry cream cheese dip.

Sometimes you need a cheese dip served hot.  Our go-to is this olive dip.

My pimento cheese spread is always a hit too!

This cream cheese spread recipe is perfect for any occasion! #creamcheese #cheesespread #partyfood

5 from 1 vote

Three Cheese Spread

Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Servings: 20 servings
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy appetizer recipes, easy dip recipes, game day recipes
Calories: 138 kcal

This three cheese spread makes the perfect party snack! I've served it at football games, during New Year's Even, and just as an afternoon snack with the kids. It's so easy!


  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 ounces pepper jack cheese
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup milk, or more, depending on what consistency you want
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Grate the cheddar and pepper jack cheese.
  2. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir well to combine. Add more milk if you want a thinner consistency.
  3. Serve with crackers.
Nutrition Facts
Three Cheese Spread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 178mg8%
Potassium 39mg1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 380IU8%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 181mg18%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

This recipe was originally published in December 2009.  It was updated with new photos in October 2019.