Asiago Parmesan Cheese Spread

I have a weakness. I love eating crackers with spreads, all sorts of spreads. It’s a weakness I’ve had since I was a young girl and one that I’ve passed on to my kids. One of our favorite spreads is my Asiago Parmesan Cheese Spread Recipe, which was inspired by the Temecula Olive Oil Company’s “Ahhh Sooo Good Oh! Asiago Parmesan Cheese Dip”.

Since the olive oil company is a family-owned local business, I would often pop into the local shop when I had my monthly cravings for a salty snack. Then it happened…Sold Out! Nooooo! I was REALLY looking forward to eating this dip that I could almost taste it. What was I to do?! Make my own version, of course!
Asiago Parmesan Cheese Spread Spices

I’ve made this spread quite a few times over the years and I think this final recipe is one that I’m pleased with. I know my kids like it because they can eat the whole batch in about two to three days. If your spread lasts longer than that, it should keep in the refrigerator for at least two weeks or more.Asiago Parmesan Cheese Spread in BlenderMaking this spread is really easy. All you need to do is shred all the cheese, dump it into a blender, add the spices and pulse the mixture several times until everything is well mixed.

Asiago Parmesan Cheese Spread with Olive OIl

Put the mix into a bowl, add olive oil and stir until the olive oil is well incorporated. Next, place the mix into a container and chill for at least 24 hours to let all the flavors meld together. The longer this spread sits, the better it tastes.

Asiago Parmesan Cheese Spread on Crackers

You can spread this onto crackers, use on roasted veggies, or toss with pasta and fresh tomatoes. It’s so yummy! My youngest daughter has even created her own topping by adding this cheese spread to fresh chopped garden tomatoes and eating it with toast – her new Bruschetta with Tomato and Asiago Parmesan Cheese snack.

Do you have a favorite cracker spread?

Asiago Parmesan Cheese Spread

Prep time 20 minutes
Meal type Appetizer, Condiment, Snack
Misc Pre-preparable
Asiago and Parmesan cheese spread. Use it on crackers, toast, or roasted vegetables.

Ingredients

  • 8oz Parmesan or Parmesan/Romano cheese mix
  • 6oz Asiago cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 - 1 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (start with 1 teaspoon and add more if needed)
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill
  • 1 - 1 1/4 cup olive oil (start with 1 cup and add more if needed)
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt (optional)

Note

If you prefer the taste of Asigo, you can switch the measurements of the cheeses.

Directions

Step 1
Grate the Asiago and Parmesan cheese. Add the cheeses to a food processor.
Step 2
Add the all the spices into the food processor with the cheese. Pulse until everything is well mixed and the cheese is a fine texture.
Step 3
Place the cheese mixture into a bowl. Add a cup of olive oil and mix. Add more if needed. Chill at least 24 hours to let the flavors meld.
Step 4
Serve chilled or room temperature on unsalted/lightly salted crackers. Can also be served with toast and fresh tomatoes or use to flavor roasted vegetables. Keep the unused spread in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.
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12 Comments

  1. Oh my! This looks so fabulous! Pinned and tweeted. Please join us tonight at 7 pm, and party with us. I can’t wait to see your new masterpieces or amazing classics! Lou Lou Girls

  2. I’m the same way – give me crackers and/or veggies and a dip and I’m in heaven. I can hardly wait to try your Asiago Parmesan Cheese Spread! It looks so tasty.

  3. YUM! My boyfriend also has the “affliction” of loving crackers and dips…but he usually goes out and buys expensive ones. This one sounds so good that I need to make it! I have a feeling this isn’t going to make it 2 weeks at all haha 🙂 Did you get the recipe from the company or did you just create it on your own? I’m helpless at recreating recipes by taste only!
    –Brittany
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