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Carnation Herbed Cheese Spread

  • Makes: 1 ½ cups (375mL)  
  • Freezes: not recommended 
  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes, plus straining 
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes 

Ingredients

Cheese

2 cans354mL each Carnation® Regular Evaporated Milk

1/3 cup75mL lemon juice

1 tsp5mL salt

Seasoning

¼ cup50mL chopped fresh thyme

¼ cup50mL chopped fresh chives

1 clove garlic

Salt to taste

Directions

  1 Place a strainer over a large bowl. Line with cheesecloth.

  2 Combine evaporated milk, lemon juice and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a slow boil over medium heat without stirring. Immediately remove from heat. Allow mixture to sit for 5 minutes.

  3 Gently pour mixture into prepared sieve. For wet cheese, strain 5 minutes. If you want a firmer cheese, strain 15 minutes. Stir in thyme, chives and minced garlic. Transfer to airtight container. Can be refrigerated for 5 days. Serve on toasted bread or crackers.

Tip(s)

Omit seasoning and spread on toast and drizzle it with honey for breakfast.


Add sugar, vanilla and chopped semi-sweet chocolate or chocolate chips for a sweet version.


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