Easy Cheese Dip

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Easy Cheese and Wine Dip

This easy cheese dip is perfect for quick and stress-free entertaining. Its a creamy and dreamy dip also known as “fromage fort” which sounds like French for “fancy and impressive” but it actually takes about 2 whole minutes and only 4 ingredients you likely have on hand anyway. Seriously, this is utterly perfect for easy holiday entertaining. Simply raid your refrigerator for all the cheese you have leftover from other parties and recipes and combine them with just a few other ingredients in a food processor to make an utterly fantastic appetizer that everyone will rave about.

Easy 2 minute appetizer recipe

If you don’t have any leftover cheese in your house (does that even happen?), I recommend checking out this awesome 3 Cheese Blend from Stella Cheese. It comes pre-shredded with a blend of Parmesan, Asiago and Romano cheese and its a perfect combination of buttery, nutty and sharp. Pair this with the Fontinella Cheese which adds a creamy and delicately sweet flavor profile and you have yourself one heck of an awesome appetizer!

Stella Cheese Appetizer

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Easy Holiday Appetizer with Stella cheese dip

Easy Cheese Dip

This easy cheese dip is perfect for quick and stress-free entertaining. Its a creamy and dreamy dip also known as “fromage fort” which sounds like French for “fancy and impressive” but it actually takes about 2 whole minutes and only 4 ingredients you likely have on hand anyway.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 16 oz cheese - whatever combination of hard and soft cheese that you like (but I would stay away from "herbed" or "fruited" cheeses)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth, vegetable broth or dry white wine
  • 1 tsp fresh ground pepper


  1. Chop cheeses into smallish pieces, removing any rind or bits of mold.
  2. Place the cheese, peeled garlic, pepper, and wine/broth into the bowl of a food processor and process until the mixture is soft and creamy, but not totally smooth.
  3. Place in a serving bowl.
  4. Either serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge until ready to serve.
  5. Serve with sliced baguette, crackers, or vegetables.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 351 Total Fat: 27g Saturated Fat: 15g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 80mg Sodium: 714mg Carbohydrates: 4g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 1g Protein: 19g


This recipe is slightly adapted from Jacques Pepin.


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  • Reply
    Little Cooking Tips
    November 28, 2016 at 12:34 PM

    That’s really different from the cheese spreads we’re used to making here in Greece. We bet it’ll taste amazing with a white Santorini wine;) Thank you for the delicious recipe and the innovative technique! Great work Jenni!
    Mirella and Panos

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    November 28, 2016 at 1:10 PM

    This sounds heavenly! Cheese is my weakness and favourite thing ever so this is right up my street. Can’t wait to try it!

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    Platter Talk
    November 28, 2016 at 1:29 PM

    Wow. I guess that is easy. I never thought of using chicken stock to help produce a cheese dip before! Cool.

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    Kate @ Veggie Desserts
    November 28, 2016 at 2:05 PM

    2 mintues and 4 ingredients?? Amazing, no excuse not to make it!

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    Helene D'Souza
    November 28, 2016 at 2:20 PM

    That’s a dip we would make for new year and there is always wine with that. Gorgeous dip, thanks for reminding me of this 🙂

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    Mark, Compass & Fork
    November 28, 2016 at 2:49 PM

    I do like the simplicity of this recipe. It is easy, just what you need when you are busy and getting ready for some entertaining.

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    November 29, 2016 at 6:16 PM

    I love an easy appetizer, especially this time of year!

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    Warm Cocotte
    November 30, 2016 at 8:55 AM

    Love to see Italian cooking around the world! Special appetizer!
    Wish you a wonderful week!
    Gloria & Emanuele (Warm Cocotte Team)

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    November 30, 2016 at 1:28 PM

    Yummmm! Looks amazing! Will definitely have to make this for the next gathering.

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    Megan @ MegUnprocessed
    December 1, 2016 at 4:39 AM

    Great photography!

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    Michelle @ Brown Butter and Biscuits
    December 1, 2016 at 12:57 PM

    Sounds like an awesome quick recipe! And who doesn’t love anything involving cheese?! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
    December 1, 2016 at 10:42 PM

    Love easy cheese dips. Quick to make…and party perfect. This sounds delicious.

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    Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen
    December 3, 2016 at 7:55 PM

    Cheese dips are some of my FAVORITES! I could easily eat this entire bowl. Sounds so good.

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    December 4, 2016 at 3:48 AM

    Love an easy cheese dip! It sounds perfect with the 3 cheese blend from Stella Cheese. Such a wonderful appetizer for the holiday season.

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    December 4, 2016 at 5:14 AM

    What an easy recipe! Such a tasty dip, and I can’t wait to make it!

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    December 4, 2016 at 11:19 AM

    Yes!!! I was looking for a great dip for my Holiday party. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Marie-Pierre Breton
    December 4, 2016 at 11:57 AM

    I’m such a cheeseaholic! I’ll try this lovely garlicky recipe of your for sure!

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    Michelle Ferrand
    December 4, 2016 at 5:57 PM

    This is my favorite thing ever! Do you have a favorite type of cheese to mix together for this recipe???

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    December 4, 2016 at 8:58 PM

    Perfect appetizer for holiday parties.

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    December 4, 2016 at 11:52 PM

    Mmmm, cheese! This sounds like a great idea for a New Year’s Eve party!

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    Monica Le
    December 5, 2016 at 4:15 AM

    WOW, this dip sounds absolutely fantastic…! I can’t wait to dive into the recipe.

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    December 5, 2016 at 6:07 PM

    Cheese is involved? Count me in! Looks great!

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    Claire @ The Simple, Sweet Life
    December 6, 2016 at 4:46 AM

    Loving how easy and delicious this looks!

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    December 7, 2016 at 4:35 AM

    Oh wow, this sounds delicious, and I LOVE how easy it is! Especially when tis the season for last minute guests 🙂 Will be adding this to my must try list!

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    December 19, 2016 at 10:40 PM

    Garlic and cheese and bread? Ummm….. yes, please! 🙂 Love this recipe!

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