Olive, Sun-Dried Tomato and Cheese Spread

Olive, Sun-Dried Tomato and Cheese Spread

  • Prep: 1 hr 10 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Serving: 16 Servings

A blend of robust Mediterranean flavors makes this spread truly delicious. Serve with whole wheat crackers or slices of fresh country bread.


  • 4 ounces (1 cup), Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive pate
  • 1/2 cup drained halved sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts


  1. Place the mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, cream cheese, 2 tablespoons basil and pepper in large bowl and mix until well-blended.
  2. Evenly spread the cheese mixture onto a 9-inch serving dish, leaving about 1-inch from the sides.
  3. Carefully spread on the olive pate, and then sprinkle the top with the sun-dried tomatoes and the pine nuts. Cover the spread and refrigerate for 1 hour so flavors can blend together.


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