White Cheddar, Roasted Garlic and Sriracha Dip


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The Tillamook cheese factory sits in a small town in the far northern corner of Oregon. A charming setting for a charming cheese factory, one that has managed to remain small in feeling while growing wide in distribution.

While the cheese with the iconic ship on the package is easy to find in stores all over the US, Tillamook has managed to keep a small town feeling to what they’re doing. The cows all graze happily no more than 80 miles from the factory, the cheese makers all must learn how to make the 100 year old recipe the old fashion way (by hand in big metal tubs) before being allow to touch the machinery, the Board of Directors is made up exclusively of the farmers who own those happy local cows, and Tillamook farmers never use artificial growth hormones.

I was able to visit and sample (read: gorge myself) on the award wining cheese that Tillamook produces. From hand made special cheese like the Smoked Black Pepper White Cheddar and the Garlic Chili Pepper Cheese (my favorite) to the award winning Vintage White Extra Sharp Cheddar, and even the (only available at the factory) Cheese Curds.

I even came back with a suitcase full of Baby Loaf sized cheeses, ready for more of that cheese sampling (gorging) in my own home. Turning these brick sized hunks of cheese into several sharable treats, like this dip.

Roasted Garlic, Sriracha Dip

White Cheddar, Roasted Garlic and Sriracha Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup sour cream ( I used Tillamook Sour Cream)
  • 2 cups extra sharp white cheddar (I used Tillamook Vintage White Extra Sharp Cheddar)
  • 1 tbs Sriracha red pepper sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Cut the top tip of the head garlic off, just enough to expose all of the cloves. Place garlic on a separate piece of tin foil. Drizzle with olive oil and seal the foil around the garlic.
  3. Place garlic packet on a baking sheet or baking dish. Roast in the oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  4. In a food processor, add the cream cheese, cornstarch, sour cream, white cheddar and Sriracha. Squeeze the head of garlic until the cloves come out, add the soft cloves to the food processor, discard the rest of the head.
  5. Process until smooth.
  6. Add dip to a saucepan over medium high heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until bubbling. Transfer to a serving dish.
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28 Responses to White Cheddar, Roasted Garlic and Sriracha Dip

  1. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet September 17, 2013 at 7:19 am #

    Ooooh, this dip has to happen this weekend. Cheese and sriracha – I’m so in!

  2. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction September 17, 2013 at 9:08 am #

    I would need to make a double batch of this dip just so that I can sneak a taste before my husband inhales it! Love it!

  3. ashley - Baker by Nature September 17, 2013 at 10:45 am #

    Three of my favorite things in one dip?! Me – NEED – noooooow.

  4. Sara September 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    Many moons ago, I lived on Long Island for awhile and pined to anyone who would listen about the treasure that is tillamook cheese. Good thing beer wasn’t on my radar then… I would have been friendless. I’ve never made a cheese dip before. Think the medium cheddar would work or should I wait for the vintage to go on sale?

  5. Cassie | Bake Your Day September 17, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    I’d love a cheese factory tour. And I’d love every ounce of dip in that bowl. Great recipe!

  6. Anna (Hidden Ponies) September 17, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

    Ooooh cheesy dips, you get me every time. LOVE this.

  7. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious September 17, 2013 at 8:17 pm #

    How fun! And what an amazing way to use up that cheese – anything Sriracha is always a plus in my book!

  8. Kitchen Belleicious September 18, 2013 at 8:13 am #

    I want that now! Divine! Nothing we like more than a combination of heat and cheese

  9. Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry September 18, 2013 at 8:42 am #

    I can never say no to cheese and sriracha.

  10. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking September 18, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

    OMG. This would never make it to the party I’d bring it to! Thing is, I don’t know whether hubby or I would demolish it first… We’d have to fight for it, lol.

  11. Julie @ Table for Two September 18, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    Must make this dip next time we have friends over, totally amazing!!

  12. claire @ the realistic nutritionist September 18, 2013 at 6:59 pm #

    I want to stick a straw in this and drink it. Immediately.

  13. Tieghan September 18, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

    This is just too good!! It would last like a second over here, which just means I need to double, not triple the batch on Sunday!

  14. Des September 18, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

    I am sooooooo jealous that you got to tour the Tillamook Factory. I am all about Tillamook cheese. And this dip with sriracha?!? GIRL, I can’t handle the deliciousness.

  15. Emily {Pink Tiger in the Kitchen} September 19, 2013 at 8:30 am #

    This dip…. Oh.my.geez! It has everything in that makes the world right!! Cheese, roasted garlic and sriracha!! I am ALL over this!!

  16. addie | culicurious September 21, 2013 at 8:41 am #

    Looks like a fantastic dip! I love Tillamook’s cheese :)

  17. Sarah September 23, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    This looks like the perfect dip to make for a party weekend! Delicious!

    Question…is it possible to make this ahead of time? Blend it all but don’t cook it until I’m ready? Or could I cook it all and then re-heat it when I need it?

    • Jackie September 23, 2013 at 7:11 pm #

      It’s actually better if you make it a few days ahead, the flavors blend really well. Of make it, heat it and then store it. Just reheat before you serve.

  18. Jen @ Savory Simple September 24, 2013 at 9:19 am #

    Just hand me the bowl and a spoon!

  19. Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama October 4, 2013 at 5:00 am #

    Oh my goodness Jackie this dip looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it, my husband loves snacks like this.

  20. Kare @ Kitchen Treaty October 4, 2013 at 7:18 am #

    Okay, yeah. I’m drooling and I’m not ashamed to admit it. This looks unreal. Love Tillamook!

  21. Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) October 13, 2013 at 11:01 am #

    I’ve been to Tillamook and hardly buy any other brand now. We really enjoyed our visit there and their products are good. And speaking of good, I must make this dip soon. I found your blog while Googling for Homemade Buffalo Chicken Wing Sauce. I’m a new subscriber here.

  22. sowmya October 29, 2013 at 2:22 am #

    I adore dips.. I can’t live without them.. you gave me another yum dip recipe :)

  23. Cary April 12, 2014 at 6:48 am #

    Made this last night and ate. the whole. thing. Perfect with broccoli (so I could tell myself I was at least eating vegetables, right?!), rye bread, and white wine.

    • Jackie April 14, 2014 at 11:21 pm #

      Sounds good to me!

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