Baked Leek and Aged Cheddar Dip

Wisconsin Cheese Baked Leek and Aged Cheddar Dip Recipe
Active Time
25 Minutes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Aged Cheddar or Cream Cheese can be used in this recipe.


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Sauté leeks in butter in a large skillet over medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until leeks are crisp-tender. Add garlic and arugula; cook and stir for 1 minute longer. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from the heat. Cool completely.
  3. Beat the cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream and red pepper flakes in a large bowl until blended. Stir in 2 1/2 cups cheddar and leek mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Spoon into a greased 1 1/2-quart baking dish or 10-inch pie plate. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. Serve with toasts.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Count on this extra sharp cheddar from Henning's Wisconsin Cheese to elevate your taste experience. This dish is sure to be a favorite—it’s creamy, sharp, bold and decadent all in one!

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