Odds 'n Ends Cheese Dip

By Kayb
January 14, 2011

Author Notes: I read about this concept -- not really a recipe -- on the eGullet food blog and thought it was an absolutely wonderful idea to keep all the tiny little tag ends of cheese that accumulate in the cheese drawer of my refrigerator from going to waste. Once made, it keeps for a good while, and always has people asking about your recipe for the cheese dip, which you can never give them, because it always tastes different depending on what kinds of odds and ends of cheese you have on hand.Kayb

Serves: 8


  • 1 cup assorted kinds of cheese, crumbled or cut in small dice
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cups white wine or cooking sherry
  • 2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard or your favorite prepared mustard
In This Recipe


  1. Combine cheeses, mustard and 1/4 cup of sherry in a food processor and process until homogenous. Depending on your proportion of hard cheese to soft cheese, you may need more sherry.
  2. Serve with breadsticks

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Reviews (4) Questions (0)

4 Reviews

Aliwaks January 19, 2011
We used to make this at a restaurant I worked in that specialized in cheese , we called it Fromage Forte.. cheese odds & ends + a clove of garlic + whatever wine or beer that was laying about...we served it heated to bubbling in ramekins
iuzzini January 16, 2011
What a great idea!
mrslarkin January 14, 2011
This sounds great! I once watched Jacques Pepin do something similar with all his leftover cheese bits. Our cheese drawer is out of control, so can't wait to give this a try! Thanks Kayb.
Lizthechef January 14, 2011
Yes, all those holiday season leftovers that I refuse to toss! Nice, Kayb!