White Cheese Dip

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Everybody loves cheese dip. 



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 jalapeños – of course.

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 jalapeños 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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  • Rachael @ Cabot Cheese
    April 13, 2015 at 9:57 AM

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

  • adam @unorthodoxepicure
    April 12, 2015 at 6:57 PM

    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.

  • Shea
    April 12, 2015 at 7:13 PM

    Adam, restaurant cheating is to be taken very seriously in a marriage – tell her to quit that shit!

    Glad you like the dip 😉

  • Minnie@thelady8home
    April 12, 2015 at 7:38 AM

    That sounds such a yummy dip. Going to give it a try.

  • Shea
    April 12, 2015 at 7:13 PM

    Thanks Minnie!

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