Summer Cheese Dips

Summer Cheese Dips

Summer is all about entertaining. In that spirit, Colleen Elliott, our resident cheese aficionado, shares two cheese dip recipes perfect for any event.

Cantoro’s Garlic Feta Dip

1 ½ cup          Cream Cheese (softened)

1 cup                Sour Cream

1 Tbsp.            Lemon Juice

½ tsp.             Lemon Zest

¼ tsp.             Salt

¼ tsp.             Pepper

1 ½ tsp.          Granulated Garlic

1 ½ tsp.          Fresh Garlic, minced

  • Mix above ingredients until well combined.
  • Add:

1 Tbsp.            Fresh Parsley, minced

1 Tbsp.            Fresh Chives, sliced thin

½ tsp.             Fresh Dill, minced

½ tsp.             Fresh Oregano, minced

½ tsp.             Fresh Thyme, minced

  • Then add two cups of crumbled feta. Chill before serving.


Cantoro’s Blue Cheese Dip

2 cups             Mayonnaise

2 cups             Sour Cream

4 Tbsp.           Lemon Juice

4 Tbsp.           Red Wine Vinegar

½ tsp.             Salt

¼ tsp.             Pepper

1 Tbsp.            Granulated Garlic

2 Tbsp.            Dried Parsley

1 Tbsp.            Dried Chives

  • Mix all ingredients
  • Add 32 oz. crumbled blue cheese (suggestion: use 20 oz. crumbled blue or gorgonzola by Stella and get creative with the remaining 12 oz. such as Point Reyes Blue from California)
  • Chill before serving


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