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Garlic cheese spread on white bread roll slices.

Garlic Cheese Spread Recipe – Czech Česneková pomazánka

This garlic cheese spread recipe is one of the easy appetizers perfect for family celebrations or potluck dishes. Ready in a breeze, can be made ahead, and tastes fantastic!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Czech
Keyword Pomazánka, Spread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 562kcal


  • 6 oz semi-hard cheese (170 g) e. g., Edam, Edamer, Monterey Jack, Swiss
  • 5 Tablespoons mayonnaise plain, e. g., Hellman’s
  • 2 Tablespoons sour cream fat content about 15 %
  • 3 cloves garlic fresh
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch of black pepper ground


  • Finely shred the cheese on a hand grater. Peel and crush the garlic.
  • Put the cheese, garlic, mayonnaise, and sour cream in a bowl—season with pepper and salt.
  • Stir until combined.
  • Let the garlic cheese spread rest for about 15 minutes at room temperature before serving.


  • Makes about 1 cup.
  • SERVING: Garlic spread pairs excellent with a white bread roll (Czech rohlík). Slice the roll and top each piece with the spread. Sprinkle the spread with chopped greens, such as parsley or chives, for a better look. Arrange on a platter and serve.
  • STORAGE: Place the garlic-cheese spread in an airtight container or a bowl covered with plastic wrap. Store in the refrigerator, where the spread will keep for about 3-5 days.
  • I added less than ¼ teaspoon of salt. It may seem nothing, but the cheese itself is quite salty. It's better to add the salt later than to oversalt the spread initially.


Calories: 562kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 59g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 32g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 1071mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 247IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 1mg