1. Cheddar Chocolate Truffle Dip

Cheddar Chocolate Truffle Dip

Jessica Merchant | Appetizers, Dessert, Chocolate |American

Salty/sweet desserts take on another form in this Cheddar Chocolate Truffle dip. Using Harry & David chocolate truffles and cheese, this is an appetizer or dessert that will enchant your taste buds.

While cheddar cheese and chocolate truffles sound like a weird combination, keep the salty/sweet concept in mind. This gooey, melty dip is not too different from a chocolate cheesecake. There is a slightly stronger cheddar taste, but it is more than made up for with the truffles piled on top. And if you're still thinking twice, just imagine a chocolate cheesecake with a pretzel crust. This isn't that far off at all! This yummy dip is perfect to serve at holiday parties or get-togethers. It's definitely outside the box and may take a bit of convincing, but it is completely worth it. Plus, it works as an appetizer OR dessert!

Cheddar Chocolate Truffle Dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup freshly grated sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 8 chocolate truffles, coarsely chopped
  • whole wheat pretzel twists for serving


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, mascarpone and grated cheeses together.
  3. Mix them well to combine and evenly distribute the grated cheese throughout the mixture.
  4. Press the dip into a small baking dish and smooth out the top.
  5. Bake the dip for 25 to 30 minutes, until the top is bubbly and slightly golden brown. Remove the dip from the oven and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  6. After 10 minutes, pile the chopped truffles on top of the dip and serve it immediately with pretzel sticks.
Makes: 1 dip
Serves: 10-15 servings