Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Appenzeller Cheese Spread

Cheesy spread with Swiss Appenzeller and caramelized shallots.


  • 1/4 pound finely grated Appenzeller Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped shallot
  • 2 tablespoons  butter
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • pinch freshly grated  nutmeg

  1. Caramelize shallots in butter and allow to cool.
  2. Place  cheese and mayonnaise in food processor and pulse until mixed.
  3. Stir in the shallots, black pepper, salt and nutmeg and pulse just a couple more times.
  4. Refrigerate to firm up and serve with crackers or crudite.
Makes about 1 cup, maybe a little more


  1. This was easy and quick to make *and* delicious! I used shallots from our CSA and of course, freshly grated nutmeg. Served with homemade rustic bread. Skipped the salt. Prepared for CQ 2015. Thanks, Sue! Going to pass this recipe along to my in laws. They will love it!

  2. This was DROP DEAD GORGEOUS and went in a trice last night - I made it for a party I was attending and served it with oat cakes and biscuits (UK style biscuits) along with the aperos! I loved the shallots in this Sue - bookmarked to make again. Karen/FT


Thank you for your comment! ~Sue