White Cheese Dip

Everybody loves cheese dip. 

IMGP9219 I know there are a lot of cheese dip recipes. But, this one is different; this is my version, kids.

I don’t know why, but I swear the buttermilk makes it. I tried it again today with regular milk, and it wasn’t the same. Still good, but not the same. If you don’t have buttermilk, splash a little bit of vinegar in some milk and let it sit for about 10 minutes – it will be the same thing. 

You know I have to top mine off with jalapenos – of course. IMGP47 There’s just something about cheese dip.

My latest obsession has been Cabot’s Farmhouse Reserve White Cheddar, and it works so well in this dip. Oh, and make sure to whisk the shit out of the roux in the beginning so you don’t have that powdery ass flour taste.

And put some jalapenos on it.

Here’s your printable-

White Cheese Dip

White Cheese Dip


  • 1/4 stick salted butter
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, at room temp
  • 1 1/2 cups Cabot White Cheddar, shredded (This cheese is crack-like addictive, BTW)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt, to taste


  • Melt butter over medium heat and add jalapenos; saute for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add flour and buttermilk; whisk until thickened.
  • Add cheeses, cumin and cayenne and stir until melted.
  • Salt to taste.

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  1. This looks so insanely delicious! We love the spices and Jalapeños in here… it’s all so perfect! YUM 🙂 ~Rachael

  2. You’re damn right that everyone loves cheese dip! And this one is the bomb! Did I ever tell you about the restaurant in my town that has sort of become locally famous because of its white cheese dip? Well, I boycotted those bastards several years ago for being rude to me when I called about a messed up order. My wife has cheated on me several times by eating there at lunch. She’s addicted. Truth is, this recipe of yours might just save her from herself.
    adam @unorthodoxepicure recently posted..Food Snob Chronicles — Ancho Braised Chicken

  3. That sounds such a yummy dip. Going to give it a try.
    Minnie@thelady8home recently posted..Boys in girls team and Firecracker salmon with Tequila sauce

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