The Best Cheddar Cheese Spread
aged cheddar cheese, grated
fish sauce (preferably Red Boat brand)
Crackers or sourdough baguette, for serving
In the early aughts, when most of the country was still under the impression that animal fats were unhealthy, Sally Fallon Morell was a voice of reason. In her book Nourishing Traditions, she argued that fat is important for growth, brain and nervous system functions, and even disease prevention. Luckily, most people have come around to the idea of “good fats” and can now enjoy this amazing cheddar cheese spread made with cheddar cheese, butter, and crème fraîche — sans guilt!
- Combine all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Transfer to ramekin or a small soufflé dish. Serve at room temperature with crackers or toasted slices of sourdough baguette.
Linda Schneider is a home cook who is obsessed with good food and all things local. Follow her adventures at Wild Greens and Sardines.