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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Gouda Cheese Spread

I have made Gouda Cheese Spread many times through the years and it is perfect to have on hand, safely tucked away in the fridge. Your family will love it as well, but it was seriously time for some new photos. Because this delicious cheese spread is too good to pass by...


When we first start blogging often we do not realize how something might look to the reader, when they come to visit. It takes a while to realize that while we cook from the heart, we don't see food in the same way, especially on a blog page!  Any visit to a cookbook with photographs or a blog post needs to capture that same heart, but visually so that the reader will want to cook your recipe! If not today, saved for another time. 

And that was definitely the problem with this delicious and easy-to-make Gouda Cheese Spread. I have been making this recipe for so long, actually since before food processors were available for home use! But how, you might be asking? Well, the old-fashioned way, with a grater and a hand mixer...but today we are going to take advantage of the food processor, which is one of my all-time favorite kitchen appliances. 


While I love a soft and creamy cheese spread, I am not a fan of cheese balls. They tend to look the worst for wear after just a few folks have enjoyed a cracker or two. I prefer Gouda Cheese Spread to be pressed into a small half dome for serving. A small bowl and piece of plastic wrap will make a nice mold for the finished recipe. 

But what about those who love cheeseballs? Not a problem, how about small individual cheeseballs? They are easy to make, roll a small mound of Gouda Cheese Spread in crushed toasted pecans or walnuts for a fun individual starter plate. Perfect for guests or a Sunday dinner, and a lovely presentation with crackers and crunchy celery. So you see, this delicious cheese spread is perfect for everyone! Come on, give it a try, you won't be sorry...


Some thoughts on this recipe:

This recipe is perfect to make ahead, very convenient for a busy cook. 

The flavor mellows and just gets better and better. 

Natural cheese varies from maker to maker, if the cheese spread seems a bit dry, add a couple of tablespoons of mayo to the mix, and buzz a moment more. 

If made ahead, to make mini cheeseballs, roll right before serving to keep the nuts crunchy. 

Remember that like a hunk of cheese, this is best when served at room temperature. It will soften the spread, so it will spread...


Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • gouda cheese
  • mustard
  • dry white wine
  • hot pepper sauce
  • crushed nuts, if desired
You will also need the following:
  • Food Processor
  • measuring spoons
  • storage container or butter crock
  • small bowl
  • plastic wrap
Now we are ready to begin!




Gouda Cheese Spread
the recipe source is now forgotten but thanked many times!
UPDATED: 03.23.2022

1 8 oz ball Gouda cheese - grated
3 T dry white wine
1 t mustard 
1 dash hot pepper sauce - shake the bottle well and give it a definite dash of flavor!

Remove the wrapper and the wax coating from the Gouda round. Cutting into four pieces helps to loosen the wax for easy removal. 


Using the grater blade, grate the cheese. Leave the grated cheese in the processor bowl, remove the grater blade and insert the mixing blade.

Add the hot sauce, mustard, and dry white wine.

Process until smooth, scraping down the sides of the processor bowl as needed.


Continue to process as needed, until smooth and creamy. When smooth and processed you have some options:
  • Press into a small bowl to present on a tray of crackers.
  • Roll into small cheese balls.  
  • Smooth into a storage container. Label and place in the fridge to mellow. 

Pressing into a small bowl is so easy, plus once pressed, simply store in the fridge until ready to serve. 


Place a square of plastic wrap over the top of the bowl, allowing the wrap to fall into the bowl with plenty of wrap hanging over the sides of the bowl. 

Pile on the Gouda Cheese Spread. Take one edge of the plastic wrap and fold over the top of the cheese spread. Repeat with the other side. 

Again fold the plastic wrap over the cheese spread, first one side, then the other. 

Using your hands, gently press down to pack the cheese spread evenly in the bowl. Refrigerate until serving time. 

To serve, unwrap and place on a serving plate, surround with crackers. 

To make mini cheeseballs. 


Place a small amount of crushed walnuts or pecans into a small bowl. 

Drop a tablespoon of Gouda Cheese Spread into the nuts. 

Roll around to coat all sides. 

Roll into a ball, roll again in the nuts. Serve. 


Storage container, simply press into a covered refrigerator dish and tuck it away to enjoy as desired!

Storage options for Gouda Cheese Spread. Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 14 days. I do not recommend freezing this recipe. 

UPDATE:  For your convenience, a "copy and paste" version of Gouda Cheese Spread has been included below. 

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Printable "copy and paste" version:


Gouda Cheese Spread
the recipe source is now forgotten but thanked many times!
UPDATED: 03.23.2022

1 8 oz ball Gouda cheese - grated
3 T dry white wine
1 t mustard 
1 dash hot pepper sauce - shake the bottle well and give it a definite dash of flavor!

Remove the wrapper and the wax coating from the Gouda round. Cutting into four pieces helps to loosen the wax for easy removal. 

Using the grater blade, grate the cheese. Leave the grated cheese in the processor bowl, remove the grater blade and insert the mixing blade.

Add the hot sauce, mustard, and dry white wine.

Process until smooth, scraping down the sides of the processor bowl as needed.

Continue to process as needed, until smooth and creamy. When smooth and processed you have some options:
  • Press into a small bowl to present on a tray of crackers.
  • Roll into small cheese balls.  
  • Smooth into a storage container. Label and place in the fridge to mellow. 

Pressing into a small bowl is so easy, plus once pressed, simply store in the fridge until ready to serve. 

Place a square of plastic wrap over the top of the bowl, allowing the wrap to fall into the bowl with plenty of wrap hanging over the sides of the bowl. 

Pile on the Gouda Cheese Spread. Take one edge of the plastic wrap and fold over the top of the cheese spread. Repeat with the other side. 

Again fold the plastic wrap over the cheese spread, first one side, then the other. 

Using your hands, gently press down to pack the cheese spread evenly in the bowl. Refrigerate until serving time. 

To serve, unwrap and place on a serving plate, surround with crackers. 

To make mini cheeseballs. 

Place a small amount of crushed walnuts or pecans into a small bowl. 

Drop a tablespoon of Gouda Cheese Spread into the nuts. 

Roll around to coat all sides. 

Roll into a ball, roll again in the nuts. Serve. 

Storage container, simply press into a covered refrigerator dish and tuck it away to enjoy as desired!

Storage options for Gouda Cheese Spread. Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 14 days. I do not recommend freezing this recipe. 

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  1. well this sounds interesting. i know what you mean about people hacking into the cheese ... :-)

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    1. Sometimes my frugal side takes over! This is quite good, and yet made with such simple ingredients.

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  2. This sounds easy and delicious.

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    1. I agree, it is good stuffed into celery, smeared on a cracker and even melted over a piece of grilled chicken...

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  3. Gouda cheese is one of my favourite cheese! Bookmarking this recipe for making it soon! Thanks for participating in Fiesta Friday party which I'm co-hosting this week. I can't find the links to Fiesta Friday and BeautifulVoyager.com but I'm sure it's somewhere. Hope to see you soon again!

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  4. Sounds yummy~! #WordlessWednesday

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  5. The perfect cheese ball!! Thanks for sharing at My Big Fat Menopausal Life's Share the Wealth Party. Have a wonderful week!

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