Cheese Dips: Original Recipes & Hosting Favorites

Football season is all about snacks, and no game day snack reigns supreme quite like the cheese dip. Whether it’s hot and spicy or mellow and sweet, cheese dips of all shapes and sizes are the ultimate side dish for your Sunday Fun-day. Whether you’re hosting a Super Bowl soiree or just snacking with friends, these dips are our favorite recipes for a cheesy afternoon–just grab the chips.

Murray’s Signature Pimento Cheese Dip

It’s impossible to go wrong with this recipe–this original cheese dip is the perfect party pleaser. Featuring Murray’s English Cheddar, bright peppadews, and a burst of spicy heat, this traditionally Southern dish is a classic appetizer staple, with a texture that’s ideal for dipping crackers and bread, or even spreading onto a sandwich.

Murray’s Beer Cheese

Think your two favorite things combined into one: It’s beer. It’s cheese. It’s beer cheese. Simple, right? Sure. But if you really want to nail it, you have to get the ingredients just right–and we’re pretty sure our recipe comes close to perfection. With a combination of Murray’s High Plains Cheddar, Dijon mustard, whole grain mustard, and brown ale, it’s a foolproof mix that’s made to pair with your favorite brew.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

This isn’t your aunt’s artichoke dip–we’re taking this classic party staple to new, cheesy heights with our simple but delicious recipe featuring an exclusive blend of few of our favorite cheeses. Made with marinated artichokes and cooked spinach, this creamy concoction incorporates a hearty helping of Murray’s Parmigiano Reggiano for a sweet nuttiness, and Murray’s Mac and Cheese Blend, and some original cream cheese for the ultimate savory dish that’s ready for dipping.

Grilled Corn Ricotta Dip

When it comes to fresh summer produce, corn is king. Want to serve up something exciting? Try amping up your fall or winter menu with this creamy dip. Made with a mix of heavy cream, fresh ricotta, Parmigiano Reggiano, and of course, grilled corn, this party-pleasing dish is perfect for chips, veggies, and more. Try this blend with a bright margarita for a zesty combo that’s sure to cure the Sunday scaries.

Smokey Holiday Cheeseball

Forget the pre-formed and shrink wrapped cheeseballs from the grocery store, this is original creation is an entirely new experience for your taste buds. The Rogue Creamery Smokey Blue tricks you into thinking this beauty has bacon in it, but it’s just the power of the cheese (and allows this appetizer to be totally vegetarian too). To match the smokiness, we added some sweetness from Preserved Pumpkin and toasty pepitas. Dig in before it’s gone–we guarantee this ball of bliss won’t last long.


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Murray’s Cheese Caves: Spanish Takeover

How our original creation incorporates Manchego’s rich history

Meet Murray’s Cavemaster Labs La Mancha! The first Spanish cheese to come from our Caves, this raw milk Manchego was brought over to us straight from the land its named for. With special care from our Caves team, it’s rubbed in Murray’s Arbequina Olive Oil and aged for a year until it reaches its peak profile: herbal sweetness and a light, buttery essence.

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Going Keto? Let’s Talk Cheese

Mindful eating and healthy habits are the talk of the town as we step into the New Year, with the Keto Diet leading the way in popular food trends. This low-carb, high-fat and protein lifestyle is a favorite for those looking to start the year off with some clean eats. The best news? You can still have your favorite cheeses from Murray’s. According to the experts, some selections are more healthy(-ish) than others, so we’re taking a look at your best–and most delicious–options for keto-friendly snacking.

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Murray’s Year In Review: Our Top Ten Cheeses

2019 has been a whirlwind in the world of cheese, from surprise championship wins, including our own Stockinghall cheddar receiving the ACS Best of Show, to saying goodbye to some of our favorite producers. As the new year (and the new decade!) approaches, we’re taking a look back at what our Murray’s customers dubbed their favorite delicious picks of the past twelve months.

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