Hot Pepper Cheese Spread

This Hot Pepper Cheese Spread recipe is delicious and perfect to make ahead for a party. It has the right level of spiciness and is refreshing with fresh lemon and white wine.

I just love cheese spreads! Cheese spreads are fun to eat, fun to bring to parties, fun to enjoy with a crowd, and even by yourself!  

Hot Pepper Cheese Spread

This Hot Pepper Cheese Spread recipe is perfect to make for a party. It has the right level of spiciness and is delicious both cold and heated.

Course Appetizer, Dip, Snack, Spread
Cuisine American, Dip, Italian
Keyword Hot Pepper Cheese Spread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Author Jennie


  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 8 oz block of extra sharp white cheddar cubed
  • 8 oz block of extra sharp yellow cheddar cubed
  • ¼ cup Cherry Peppers*
  • 1 T Calabrian chili peppers*
  • ½ teas course ground black pepper
  • ½ teas garlic powder
  • ½ teas onion powder
  • ½ teas dried basil
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • Juice of a lemon


  1. Put all ingredients in a food processor and process for several minutes until smooth.**

  2. Transfer to a bowl to serve orTupperware to store.**

Hot Pepper Cheese Recipe Notes:

Ingredient Notes: *

To me this recipe is not too spicy.  The amount of cherry and Calabrian chili peppers included here provides a nice hint of spiciness that is not too overwhelming.  Of course, if you do not like spicy, you can reduce the amount of peppers. Or if you love spicy, you can always add more!

Instruction Notes: **

For serving, you can top with some Cherry peppers and Calabrian chili peppers.

This will take around 5 minutes until the spread gets very smooth. The time will depend on your particular food processor that you are using.


I paired this Hot Pepper Cheese Spread recipe with Sun Dried Tomato and Basil Wheat Thins.

This cheese spread can also be enjoyed with pita bread, crusty bread, tortilla chips, potatoes, crackers, sandwiches, on burgers, and likely much more!

Food Prep:

Making this recipe is quick and simple, and low maintenance if you are bringing it / serving it at a party.

This cheese spread is delicious both cold and heated up!  

Other Recipes:

Check out some of my other dip recipes:

Spinach Dip

Pimento Cheese Dip

Spicy Whipped Feta Dip

Lemony Whipped Feta Dip with Patty’s Zesty Garlic Peppers

Broiled Feta Dip with Patty’s Zesty Garlic Peppers

Jalapeno Popper Dip

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Sweese Salad Bowls:

These pretty bowls are great for serving dips and spreads! I got them from Sweese.


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