Moracco Mystery Cheese Spread

Makes 3 1/2 cups

Moracco Mystery Cheese Spread

A supper club meal often starts with cheese spread, either as part of a relish tray or from the salad bar. Dave Hoekstra, author of “The Supper Club Book: A Celebration of a Midwest Tradition,” fell for one at the Moracco in Dubuque, Iowa. He coaxed a simple recipe from owners Jeanne and Garry Heiar. Jeanne’s mom, the late Hazel Hillary, had run the Moracco since 1966. The restaurant serves the basic spread; you can increase the mystery with prepared mustard, fresh or dried herbs, spices, dried cranberries or nuts.


  • 1 container (16 ounces) sharp cheddar cheese spread
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 8 ounces sour cream


Blend all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Beat until smooth. Chill and enjoy.

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