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!

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About Our Cheddar-Jack Cheese Spread

  • 2 Serving Backpacking Snack
     
  • Dietary Considerations:  vegetarian dish; gluten conscious
    • dehydrated & freeze-dried ingredients
    • 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 or cool water
     
  • Recommended:  long-handled spoon;  hearty crackers

  • Insider's Tip:  This dish can rehydrated with cool water if given a longer rehydration time.  It also helps to place it in the sun to soften the cheese!

Remove

natural desiccant.

Add

1/4 cup (2 oz / 59 ml) of warm water to the pouch and stir.

Press

air from pouch; seal, massage and pat flat.

Steep

for 20 minutes - flipping over occasionally.

 

Enjoy!

your Cheddar-Jack Cheese Spread on BYO-crackers!

 

Ingredients & Nutrition

 

 

Ingredients:

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:

CONTAINS: Milk

PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

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.

Reviews (10)

  • 4

    4.0 Fork Rating

    by

    Great taste and texture, I added a touch to much water on the first (my fault) but corrected it on the second.

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    My wife’s family’s staple lunch on road trips was shredded spam and cheese salad. For our Kearsarge Pass trip this July we used two Spam singles, four tortillas, and one packet of cheese spread. Awesome throwback meal on the trail for two.

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    I discovered this from Youtuber David Gray, he raves about this. It is seriously good, excellent, complex flavor. I did find I have to let it soak longer than recommended, like 30 minutes and it is spreadable.

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

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

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    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 http://www.backpackgeartest.org

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    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'.

  • 4

    4.0 Fork Rating

    by

    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

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    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.

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    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!

Cooking Method

just add water

Water Required

2 ounces

Temperature

warm water

Cook time

20 minutes

Serving

2 ounces each

Bring Your Own

hearty crackers

  • About
  • About Our Cheddar-Jack Cheese Spread

    • 2 Serving Backpacking Snack
       
    • Dietary Considerations:  vegetarian dish; gluten conscious
      • dehydrated & freeze-dried ingredients
      • 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 or cool water
       
    • Recommended:  long-handled spoon;  hearty crackers

    • Insider's Tip:  This dish can rehydrated with cool water if given a longer rehydration time.  It also helps to place it in the sun to soften the cheese!

    Remove

    natural desiccant.

    Add

    1/4 cup (2 oz / 59 ml) of warm water to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch; seal, massage and pat flat.

    Steep

    for 20 minutes - flipping over occasionally.

     

    Enjoy!

    your Cheddar-Jack Cheese Spread on BYO-crackers!

     

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    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:

    CONTAINS: Milk

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

    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.

    Reviews (10)

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Great taste and texture, I added a touch to much water on the first (my fault) but corrected it on the second.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      My wife’s family’s staple lunch on road trips was shredded spam and cheese salad. For our Kearsarge Pass trip this July we used two Spam singles, four tortillas, and one packet of cheese spread. Awesome throwback meal on the trail for two.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I discovered this from Youtuber David Gray, he raves about this. It is seriously good, excellent, complex flavor. I did find I have to let it soak longer than recommended, like 30 minutes and it is spreadable.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

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

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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 http://www.backpackgeartest.org

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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'.

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    2 ounces

    Temperature

    warm water

    Cook time

    20 minutes

    Serving

    2 ounces each

    Bring Your Own

    hearty crackers

  • Instructions
  • About Our Cheddar-Jack Cheese Spread

    • 2 Serving Backpacking Snack
       
    • Dietary Considerations:  vegetarian dish; gluten conscious
      • dehydrated & freeze-dried ingredients
      • 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 or cool water
       
    • Recommended:  long-handled spoon;  hearty crackers

    • Insider's Tip:  This dish can rehydrated with cool water if given a longer rehydration time.  It also helps to place it in the sun to soften the cheese!

    Remove

    natural desiccant.

    Add

    1/4 cup (2 oz / 59 ml) of warm water to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch; seal, massage and pat flat.

    Steep

    for 20 minutes - flipping over occasionally.

     

    Enjoy!

    your Cheddar-Jack Cheese Spread on BYO-crackers!

     

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    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:

    CONTAINS: Milk

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

    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.

    Reviews (10)

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Great taste and texture, I added a touch to much water on the first (my fault) but corrected it on the second.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      My wife’s family’s staple lunch on road trips was shredded spam and cheese salad. For our Kearsarge Pass trip this July we used two Spam singles, four tortillas, and one packet of cheese spread. Awesome throwback meal on the trail for two.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I discovered this from Youtuber David Gray, he raves about this. It is seriously good, excellent, complex flavor. I did find I have to let it soak longer than recommended, like 30 minutes and it is spreadable.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

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

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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 http://www.backpackgeartest.org

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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'.

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    2 ounces

    Temperature

    warm water

    Cook time

    20 minutes

    Serving

    2 ounces each

    Bring Your Own

    hearty crackers

  • Ingredients & Nutrition
  • About Our Cheddar-Jack Cheese Spread

    • 2 Serving Backpacking Snack
       
    • Dietary Considerations:  vegetarian dish; gluten conscious
      • dehydrated & freeze-dried ingredients
      • 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 or cool water
       
    • Recommended:  long-handled spoon;  hearty crackers

    • Insider's Tip:  This dish can rehydrated with cool water if given a longer rehydration time.  It also helps to place it in the sun to soften the cheese!

    Remove

    natural desiccant.

    Add

    1/4 cup (2 oz / 59 ml) of warm water to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch; seal, massage and pat flat.

    Steep

    for 20 minutes - flipping over occasionally.

     

    Enjoy!

    your Cheddar-Jack Cheese Spread on BYO-crackers!

     

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    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:

    CONTAINS: Milk

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

    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.

    Reviews (10)

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Great taste and texture, I added a touch to much water on the first (my fault) but corrected it on the second.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      My wife’s family’s staple lunch on road trips was shredded spam and cheese salad. For our Kearsarge Pass trip this July we used two Spam singles, four tortillas, and one packet of cheese spread. Awesome throwback meal on the trail for two.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I discovered this from Youtuber David Gray, he raves about this. It is seriously good, excellent, complex flavor. I did find I have to let it soak longer than recommended, like 30 minutes and it is spreadable.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

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

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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 http://www.backpackgeartest.org

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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'.

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    2 ounces

    Temperature

    warm water

    Cook time

    20 minutes

    Serving

    2 ounces each

    Bring Your Own

    hearty crackers

  • Reviews (10)
  • About Our Cheddar-Jack Cheese Spread

    • 2 Serving Backpacking Snack
       
    • Dietary Considerations:  vegetarian dish; gluten conscious
      • dehydrated & freeze-dried ingredients
      • 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 or cool water
       
    • Recommended:  long-handled spoon;  hearty crackers

    • Insider's Tip:  This dish can rehydrated with cool water if given a longer rehydration time.  It also helps to place it in the sun to soften the cheese!

    Remove

    natural desiccant.

    Add

    1/4 cup (2 oz / 59 ml) of warm water to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch; seal, massage and pat flat.

    Steep

    for 20 minutes - flipping over occasionally.

     

    Enjoy!

    your Cheddar-Jack Cheese Spread on BYO-crackers!

     

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    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:

    CONTAINS: Milk

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

    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.

    Reviews (10)

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Great taste and texture, I added a touch to much water on the first (my fault) but corrected it on the second.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      My wife’s family’s staple lunch on road trips was shredded spam and cheese salad. For our Kearsarge Pass trip this July we used two Spam singles, four tortillas, and one packet of cheese spread. Awesome throwback meal on the trail for two.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I discovered this from Youtuber David Gray, he raves about this. It is seriously good, excellent, complex flavor. I did find I have to let it soak longer than recommended, like 30 minutes and it is spreadable.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

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

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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 http://www.backpackgeartest.org

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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'.

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    2 ounces

    Temperature

    warm water

    Cook time

    20 minutes

    Serving

    2 ounces each

    Bring Your Own

    hearty crackers

  • Press
  • About Our Cheddar-Jack Cheese Spread

    • 2 Serving Backpacking Snack
       
    • Dietary Considerations:  vegetarian dish; gluten conscious
      • dehydrated & freeze-dried ingredients
      • 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 or cool water
       
    • Recommended:  long-handled spoon;  hearty crackers

    • Insider's Tip:  This dish can rehydrated with cool water if given a longer rehydration time.  It also helps to place it in the sun to soften the cheese!

    Remove

    natural desiccant.

    Add

    1/4 cup (2 oz / 59 ml) of warm water to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch; seal, massage and pat flat.

    Steep

    for 20 minutes - flipping over occasionally.

     

    Enjoy!

    your Cheddar-Jack Cheese Spread on BYO-crackers!

     

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    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:

    CONTAINS: Milk

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

    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.

    Reviews (10)

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Great taste and texture, I added a touch to much water on the first (my fault) but corrected it on the second.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      My wife’s family’s staple lunch on road trips was shredded spam and cheese salad. For our Kearsarge Pass trip this July we used two Spam singles, four tortillas, and one packet of cheese spread. Awesome throwback meal on the trail for two.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I discovered this from Youtuber David Gray, he raves about this. It is seriously good, excellent, complex flavor. I did find I have to let it soak longer than recommended, like 30 minutes and it is spreadable.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

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

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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 http://www.backpackgeartest.org

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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'.

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    2 ounces

    Temperature

    warm water

    Cook time

    20 minutes

    Serving

    2 ounces each

    Bring Your Own

    hearty crackers

  • FAQS
  • About Our Cheddar-Jack Cheese Spread

    • 2 Serving Backpacking Snack
       
    • Dietary Considerations:  vegetarian dish; gluten conscious
      • dehydrated & freeze-dried ingredients
      • 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 or cool water
       
    • Recommended:  long-handled spoon;  hearty crackers

    • Insider's Tip:  This dish can rehydrated with cool water if given a longer rehydration time.  It also helps to place it in the sun to soften the cheese!

    Remove

    natural desiccant.

    Add

    1/4 cup (2 oz / 59 ml) of warm water to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch; seal, massage and pat flat.

    Steep

    for 20 minutes - flipping over occasionally.

     

    Enjoy!

    your Cheddar-Jack Cheese Spread on BYO-crackers!

     

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    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:

    CONTAINS: Milk

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

    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.

    Reviews (10)

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Great taste and texture, I added a touch to much water on the first (my fault) but corrected it on the second.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      My wife’s family’s staple lunch on road trips was shredded spam and cheese salad. For our Kearsarge Pass trip this July we used two Spam singles, four tortillas, and one packet of cheese spread. Awesome throwback meal on the trail for two.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I discovered this from Youtuber David Gray, he raves about this. It is seriously good, excellent, complex flavor. I did find I have to let it soak longer than recommended, like 30 minutes and it is spreadable.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

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

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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 http://www.backpackgeartest.org

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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'.

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      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!

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    2 ounces

    Temperature

    warm water

    Cook time

    20 minutes

    Serving

    2 ounces each

    Bring Your Own

    hearty crackers