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Cheddar-Jack Cheese Spread

Cheddar-Jack Cheese Spread

Cheddar-Jack Cheese Spread

herbed pimento cheese with garlic, chives & smoked minced peppers

Monterey-Jack cheese, cheddar cheese and farmer's cream cheese are blended together with chives, sweet peppers, pepper flakes and a seasoning blend.  Just add warm water and stir to create a hearty and satisfying creamy spread.

Pair with your favorite byo bread product:  hearty crackers or tortilla for a quick and easy trailside lunch or pre-dinner snack!

4.33 fork rating
(from 956 fork ratings)

About Our Cheddar-Jack Cheese Spread

  • 2 Serving Spread
  • Dietary Considerations:  vegetarian dish; gluten-conscious
    • 210 calories per serving
    • 12 g protein per serving
  • Meal Net Weight:  2.9 oz | 84 g  
  • Meal Includes:  seasoned cheese spread mix
  • Required:  warm water
  • Recommended:  long-handled spoon;  hearty crackers
Cooking method
just add water
Water required
2 ounces
warm water
Cook time
20 minutes
2 ounces each
Bring your own
hearty crackers

Cooking instructions

natural desiccant.
1/4 cup (2 oz / 59 ml) of warm water to the pouch and stir.
air from pouch; seal, massage and pat flat.
for 20 minutes - flipping over occasionally.
your Cheddar-Jack Cheese Spread on BYO-crackers!

Ingredients & Nutrition

Colby-Jack Cheese (pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes, annatto), Cheddar Cheese Powder ([milk, salt, cheese cultures, enzymes], whey, buttermilk, salt, disodium phosphate [anti-caking]), Cream Cheese Powder (cream cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese culture, salt, carob bean gum], sodium caseinate, disodium phosphate, natural flavors, BHA), Red and Green Bell Peppers, Minced Shallots, Smoked Peppers, Garlic & Herb Seasoning (garlic, spices [oregano, rosemary, basil, red pepper], orange peel, onion, parsley, paprika, celery), Spices, Organic Chives
Special Notes:



Customer Reviews

4.33 fork rating
(from 956 fork ratings)

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by Tom Cuneo
Good stuff with pepperoni and crackers, makes a great lunch on the trail

by Bob S.
This was by far the biggest surprise. It was a dried cheese (could have been freeze dried) with spices. It took a while to rehydrate but was surprisingly good. I ate this for lunch with some crackers.

Preparation: The preparation was simple. Add water, stir it up and let sit for 10 minutes. At 10 minutes it was still a bit crunchy but another 5 minutes cured that.

Taste: The taste was very good with just a bit of spice, very cheesy.

Originally posted on BackpackGearTest

by Trevor Banner
Wow, seriously! Very tasty. Used it on breakfast burritos, Big 'un Burritos, tortilla chips with the pico de gallo... A great addition to stave off taste boredom. Not that I've been bored with the flavor of any of the Packitgoutmet meals, but, well, you know what I'm sayin'.

by Monique DiCarlo
We tried the cheese spread, but maybe due to the low temperatures (40-ies) it didn't come out as well as I thought. The cheese didn't become spreadable, it stayed loose and chunky. I'd suggest using luke warm water when you're camping in colder temperatures and I also like the idea of adding mayonnaise, to make it more of a spread. It's a high quality product but needs some seasonal tweaking.Also, I'd like to suggest to make short, wide bags instead of tall bags, especially with the bean dip it was getting very messy to scoop it out of the bag. I'll review this and the bean dip and insulated bag in my next blog post https://moniquedicarlo.wordpress.com/ as well as in a video http://ow.ly/uEtY306DaKq

by Samuel Mulberry
Awesome, awesome, awesome. I was really surprised at how good this was and how easy it is to make, I would serve this for family and friends at home it was so good.

by Chris
We tried out the many beans salad and the cheese spread today. Impressive! Never before has any prepackaged food tasted better than what I've made myself. Great job! Just put in another order. Yummy!

by Kim Varey
Not quite as creamy as the chicken salad, but our crew loved the tangy kick of this spread for lunch.

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Press articles

Real cheese flavor, blended with spices and veggies, make this spread way more appetizing than I expected," says a tester whose family scarfed it in Rocky Mountain National Park. Bring your own crackers, tortilla or extras to dip.

— Backpacker Magazine Editor's Choice/Gear Guide, Spring 2010

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Gluten Conscious?
Gluten Conscious is a term we use to describe a product that is prepared with gluten free ingredients; however, it is not prepared in a gluten-free environment. While we are careful to avoid cross-contamination, it is possible that trace amounts of gluten may be present due to the use of gluten in our facility.

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