Spreadable Cheese

The magic of spreadable cheese

In the pantheon of great culinary inventions, spreadable cheese has got to be right up there with the best of them. From the naturally soft varieties like ricotta, burrata, cream cheese, mascarpone or quark cheese, to the cheeses mixed with other ingredients and designed to spread like a dream, spreadable cheeses add an incredible range of textures and flavors to the wonderful world of cheese.

In Wisconsin, we dream in cheese, so we're always dreaming up new ways to spread cheese on bread, crackers, English muffins, and bagels, as well as hash browns, chicken tenders, potato pancakes, and apple slices. In fact, there's almost nothing we take more seriously than ways to make and devour cheese. That's why, when you set some spreadable cheese on a table in Wisconsin, you'll have to move fast to avoid the stampede.

Explore Wisconsin spreadable cheese

Wisconsin cheesemakers produce so many varieties of elegant soft cheeses and flavored, spreadable cheeses that your baguette or bagel won't even know where to start when it comes to picking a dance partner.

Some of our favorite naturally soft cheeses include:

  • Burrata – a ball of creamy goodness with a mozzarella exterior and a soft creamy center.
  • Cream cheese - a mild and spreadable soft cheese with a rich and slightly sweet flavor.
  • Mascarpone - a milky, slightly sweet cheese with a high butterfat content.
  • Quark cheese – a fresh, slightly tart spreadable cheese that's a cross between ricotta and sour cream.
  • Stracchino - a mild, delicately flavored and super creamy soft cheese.

Our specially made spreadable cheeses include:

  • Amish Country Limburger Cheese Spread, a spreadable cheese made with real and famously stinky limburger.
  • Pine River Spicy Beer Cheese Spread, a cheddar cheese spread with spicy beer cheese flavor.
  • North Country Tangy Blue Cheese Spread, with blue cheese crumbles in cheddar and cream cheese.
  • Pine River Ghost Pepper Cheese Spread, a spreadable cheddar cheese with ghost pepper flavor.
  • Widmer's Cheese Sellers Brick Cheese Spread, with a blend of aged brick and white cheddar cheeses.

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FAQs: What is spreadable cheese?

What is spreadable cheese?

Spreadable cheeses are either cheeses that are naturally soft because of their high moisture content, or processed cheeses that are combined with other ingredients like meats, vegetables, fruits, spices, and seasonings as well as ingredients to make the mixture more spreadable.

How long do spreadable cheeses last?

Naturally soft cheeses like fresh mozzarella, feta, and stracchino may last just a few weeks, a relatively short time compared to hard cheeses that may last for months. Spreadable cheeses that are processed may contain preservatives that allow the cheese to last much longer.

Spreadable cheese from Wisconsin? That's special.

When you want to slather some spreadable cheese on your crackers, tortillas or dinner rolls, be sure you're dipping your knife into a spreadable Wisconsin cheese. Our cheesemakers have been mastering traditions and innovating new products for 175 years, which is why they're so good at it – and why they've won more awards than any other state or country on earth. It's why we produce more flavors, varieties, and styles of cheese – 600+, including oodles of spreadable cheese – than any other place on the planet.

You'll find a whole new world of flavor adventure with our spreadable cheese. So, when you're looking for the best cheese for spreading, look north to Wisconsin, the state of cheese.

Craving award-winning aged cheddar, pining for parmesan, or searching for a new cheese to try? The world’s best cheese is just a click away! Explore our directory of Wisconsin cheesemakers and retailers who offer online cheese shopping and get cheese shipped right to your door. What are you waiting for?

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