Cheddar Cheese Hearty Party Spread

  • Recipe courtesy of Mary Walker, Bronze Tier Prize Winner in the 2015 Black Creek® “Everything's Better with Cheddar” recipe contest
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Prep: 10 minutes
  • Cook:40
  • Yield: 3 cups


  • 2 cups sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 c. pecans, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons scallions, chopped
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3/4-1 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/2 c. strawberry jam


  • Combine all ingredients, except strawberry jam, and refrigerate in a deep bowl sprayed with cooking spray, covered, overnight. The next day, turn bowl upside down and remove the cheese. Spoon out the middle of the cheese to form a well. Let stand for 30 minutes at room temperature. Fill the well with strawberry jam and arrange crackers around the cheese ball on a plate or platter.