Swiss Almond Cheese Spread Recipe

When it comes to dips and spreads, you can’t have one without cheese. And no one does cheese better than the Swiss. Yes, they’re known for their breathtaking natural beauty and luxury watches, but most importantly, it’s their cheese that takes the crown. It’s one of the most loved cheeses in the world. In this Swiss almond cheese spread recipe, we’ll be making a tasty and healthy spread with cheese and almonds. 

Grab your cheese wheels and let’s begin!

Swiss Almond Cheese Spread Recipe

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Condiment, Dip
Cuisine Swiss
Servings 2.5 cups
Calories 117 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup almonds, sliced
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 pinch nutmeg, ground

Optional add-ins

  • 8 strips bacon
  • 1 tsp hot sauce

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F
  • Properly rinse your fresh produce before slicing
  • Drain the bacon strips and dice them up (if using)
  • In a medium-sized bowl combine cream cheese, Swiss cheese, green onions, mayonnaise, pepper, nutmeg, bacon, and hot sauce
  • Mix all the components properly to ensure everything is coated
  • Pour the mixture into an ovenproof glass bowl and sprinkle the sliced almonds over it
  • Place the bowl into the oven and let it bake for about 7 minutes
  • Remove the bowl from the oven and give everything a good stir, place back into the oven
  • Bake for another 8 minutes
  • Sprinkle the remaining sliced almonds and serve hot!

Tips for this recipe

  • The spread can be stored in a glass mason jar and refrigerated
  • The spread will last 10 to 14 days
  • You can forgo baking by mixing all the ingredients and refrigerating, serve the spread chilled
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Your Swiss Almond Cheese Spread recipe is ready! Smear it over crackers, baguettes, corn chips or crispy bread, it makes a nice and filling snack for when you don’t want to cook an entire meal. 

Swiss Cheese Facts

Swiss cheese is one of the most popular and widely consumed cheeses in the world. In 2011 an estimated 25,256 tonnes of Swiss cheese were exported! Swiss cheese is known for its nutty and sweet taste, which is due to bacteria being used to culture the cheese. The holes in the Swiss cheese are due to the bacteria. Nothing to worry about though as these are healthy bacteria.

For the first time in history, Swiss Cheese was recorded by the Roman historian Pliny the Elder in the first century. In the early days, cheese was a popular foodstuff and was also used as a means of payment. Locals would pay the laborers and craftsmen in “cheese and money”. As herdsmen learned how to store cheese for longer and how to make hard cheese with rennets, the trade of Swiss Cheese started to boom. 

You can store Swiss cheese for lengthy periods. This is why monks during that time would stock it in hospices for guests. One famous guest at the St Bernard Pass hostel was Napoleon Bonapart in the 1800s, who along with his 40,000 troops ate over a tonne of the monk’s cheese!

The medieval town of Gruyeres, Switzerland holds a cheese festival every year in May. Cheese making and tasting are a part of the festival. The most famous Swiss-made cheeses are Le Gruyère, Emmental and Raclette.

Sides to Enjoy With

Swiss Almond Cheese Spread tastes best with starchy foods like Brown Rice Crackers and Brown Rice Crispies. Slather up Almond Cheese Spread onto Almond Buns and enjoy breakfast. Chocolate Almond Croissant Recipe complements the flavors of Almond Cheese Spread, the chocolatey sweetness paired with the nutty Swiss Cheese taste pair well. A slice of toasted Kale Bread with a generous serving of Swiss Almond Cheese Spread tastes wonderful. Try the Almond Crusted French Toast, and add a couple of dollops of Swiss Almond Cheese spread, you’ve never tried anything like it!

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