Tuesday, December 23, 2014
It’s available in convenient tubs for spreading, and 8oz. bar for cooking and baking. This Greek cream cheese is versatile enough to work into any meal: breakfast, lunch or dinner. It’s perfect for holiday entertaining and can replace traditional cream cheese recipes! Of course, I had to try it out for myself in one of my favorite holiday recipes, clam dip. I don’t know if clam dip is a Northern thing, but having it as an appetizer for holiday get togethers is a tradition in my family. I used an 8 oz bar of Green Mountain Cream cheese and left it out to reach room temperature for about 20 minutes. I found that it softened fairly quickly, in my opinion quicker than conventional cream cheese.
I added one can of minced clams, approximately 2 tablespoons of the clam juice, garlic powder and a little worcheshire sauce then mixed all of the ingredients. The final test? The taste. I really like the flavor of Green Mountain Greek cream cheese. I find it is a little sweeter than regular cream cheese but that didn’t detract from the flavor of my dip. I am looking forward to trying it in some different holiday recipes and found several ideas on the Green Mountain website. The next recipe I am going to try is the Greek cream cheese black berry cheesecake. It is like a yogurt parfait and I am sure it will be delicious! Green Mountain Greek cream cheese is available at Walmart.