Deliciously Simple Cheese Dip Recipe

This basic formula can be a base for just about any mix-in you can imagine. Chef Bob Cook recommends green onions, peppers, taco seasoning, or even diced bacon or ham. A splash of savory fish sauce adds some depth without imparting a fishy flavor. 

By: Jed Portman
Cheese Dip

Bob's Cheese Dip

From Bob Cook
Edmund's Oast
Charleston, South Carolina

This simple formula can be a base for just about any savory mix-in you can imagine. The chef recommends green onions, peppers, taco seasoning, or even diced bacon or ham. A splash of savory fish sauce adds some depth without imparting a fishy flavor. Get the recipe.

Photo by: Margaret Houston

Margaret Houston

From Bob Cook
Edmund's Oast
Charleston, South Carolina

Ingredients

Serves 10-15

  • 1 lb. cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 to 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tbs. fish sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • Sliced green onions, for garnish
  • Chopped jalapenos, for garnish
  • Tortilla chips, crackers, or raw vegetables for serving

Preparation 

Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, add all ingredients, starting with just 3/4 cup buttermilk, and mix until well incorporated. Add more buttermilk if necessary. Refrigerate until ready to use. Allow it to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes and garnish with chopped green onions and jalapenos before serving with chips, crackers, or raw vegetables. 

Cheese Dip

Bob's Cheese Dip

From Bob Cook
Edmund's Oast
Charleston, South Carolina

This simple formula can be a base for just about any savory mix-in you can imagine. The chef recommends green onions, peppers, taco seasoning, or even diced bacon or ham. A splash of savory fish sauce adds some depth without imparting a fishy flavor.

Photo by: Margaret Houston

Margaret Houston

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