Cheese Spread Brands: 17 Popular Options for Snacking & Beyond

You likely love cheese spread if you are here. The good news is that there are now numerous brands available that are relatively easy to find at many grocery stores. Here are 17 cheese spread brands for you to consider for your next snack, party, and beyond.

Cheese Spread Brands

Alouette

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This cheese spread brand was started by a French cheesemaker named Jean-Noel Bongrain. He moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania in the 1970s where he developed an assortment of specialty cheeses based on flavors that Americans would enjoy.

Today, the company now has three manufacturing facilities in the United States and has become one of the top spreadable cheesemakers in the country.

Alouette makes these flavors of soft cheese spread:

  • Spinach & Artichoke
  • Smoky Jalapeno
  • Garden Vegetable
  • Toasted Everything
  • Garlic & Herbs
  • Reduced-Fat Garlic & Herbs
  • Brie
  • Creme de Brie – Original
  • Creme de Brie – Garlic & Herbs

Black Diamond

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The company was established in 1933 by Robert Hart in Belleville Canada. It became the first Canadian name brand cheddar on the market. It wasn’t until 2013 that the company first released its own line of cheese spreads.

The brand is owned by Lactalis American Group who also owns Président (Rondelé & Pub Cheese brands) see below.

Here are the cheese spreads made by Black Diamond:

  • Extra Sharp Cheddar
  • Chardonnay & Cheddar
  • Merlot & Cheddar

Boursin

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Boursin is one of the many cheese brands owned by Bel Brands. It was started by a French cheesemaker named François Boursin in 1957.

One day, the news erroneously reported that Boursin created a cheese with garlic. The public was so intrigued by this flavored cheese that Boursin went to work to actually create it. It took him two years to perfect the recipe. Finally, in 1963, Boursin Gournay cheese and garlic was launched.

Today, Boursin makes several flavors of its slightly crumbly but easily spreadable cheeses. These are its flavors:

  • Garlic & Fine Herbs
  • Shallot & Chive
  • Craked Black Pepper
  • Carmelized Onion & Herbs
  • Basil & Chive
  • Fig & Balsamic

Di Bruno Bros.

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Di Bruno Bros. began as a specialty food store and importer in Philadelphia in 1939. The brothers were Danny and Joe Di Bruno, Italian immigrants, who opened the business with the little they had and a ton of sweat equity. The company has since expanded to six retail shops specializing in cheese, cured meats, gifts, and specialty foods.

Di Bruno Bros. produces these flavors of cheese spreads:

  • Provilone & Chianti
  • Abbruzze Cheese
  • Smoked Gouda & Beer Cheese
  • Pinot Grigio & Fig
  • Port Wine
  • Gorgonzola
  • Roasteed Garlic & Herb
  • Cheddar & Horseradish

Kaukauna

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Kaukauna began in 1918 when Hubert Fassbender began a distribution company called South Kaukauna Dairy. This company eventually was renamed Kaukauna Cheese. During the 1930s, Fassbender began to develop cold pack cheese that was spreadable at room temperature. It was first sold in crocks to taverns before being sold to retail, which eventually reach national distribution.

The following cheese spreads are available under the Kaukauna brand name:

Original Cheese Spread Cups

  • Sharp Cheddar
  • Extra Sharp Cheddar
  • Port Wine
  • Smoky Cheddar
  • Garden Vegetable
  • Asiago Cheese

Single Cups – Cheese Spreads

  • Sharp Cheddar
  • Port Wine

Clean Label Cheese Balls

  • Sharp Cheddar
  • Port Wine
  • Rosé White Cheddar
  • White Cheddar
  • Smok Bacon
  • Parmesan Ranch

Cheese Logs

  • Sharp Cheddar
  • Port Wine
  • Double Sharp Cheese
  • Sharp and Swiss Cheese

Laughing Cow

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You might suspect that Laughing Cow is a relatively new cheese spread brand. That’s because the brand was not manufactured in the United States until 1975 and its first TV commercial did not air until 2008. However, the brand actually dates back to 1921 when it was invented in Lons, France.

Today, Laughing Cow produces over 350 million wedges of its cheese on a yearly basis. They make these cheese spread products:

Cheese Wedges

  • Creamy Original
  • Creamy Light
  • Creamy Garlic & Herb
  • Creamy Aged White Cheddar
  • Creamy Spicy Pepper Jack
  • Creamy Asiago
  • Creamy Aged Cheddar Bacon

Blends

  • Chickpea & Cheese Spread
  • Lentil & Cheese Spread
  • Red Bean & Cheese Spread w/ Paprika

To Go

  • Creamy Original with Whole Wheat Breadsticks
  • Creamy White Cheddar with Pretzel Breadsticks
  • Creamy Herbs with Miltigrain Breadsticks

Merkts

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Merkts began as a store in 1938 called Merkt’s Homemade Sausage. It was owned and operated by George and Carol Merkt who sold sausage, ice cream, candies, and cheese. Its cheese spread was developed in the 1950s and was first called Old Salem Butter Churn Cheese. It quickly became a hit with consumers.

Merkts makes these cheese spreads:

  • Sharp Cheddar
  • Port Wine
  • Cheese Spread with Horseradish
  • Almond Swiss
  • Beer Cheese
  • Smooth & Creamy Pepper Jack

Oh So Cheesy

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The Oh So Cheesy brand was launched in 2018 by Blair Schwarz in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Schwarz family has a long history of making spreadable cheeses. Blair’s grandfather, Les Schwarz, created an all-natural cheese spread in 1959 that was a favorite menu item sold at his family restaurants.

Oh So Cheesy makes these cheese spread flavors:

  • Cheddar Dreams (Sharp Cheddar)
  • Makin’ Bacon (Smoky Bacon)
  • Smokey the Pepper (Chipotle)
  • Ring of Fire (Red Pepper)
  • Brews. Bros. (Beer)
  • Jallelujia (Jalapeno)
  • Come to Cheezus (Habanero)
  • Curds of Way (Roasted Garlic)

Old English

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Old English is one of the classic mainstream cheese spread brands available. It’s made by Kraft meaning it can be purchased at numerous grocery stores, typically in the shredded cheese section. In addition to Old English, Kraft makes Pimento and Roka Blue spreads.


Owl’s Nest

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Owl’s Nest is a brand of Bel Brands. It makes these flavors of cheese spread:

  • Cheddary
  • Vermont White Cheddar
  • Port Wine
  • Horseradish
  • Garlic Cheese

Pine River

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Pine River was started by the Lindemann family who came to Wisconsin from Prussia in the late 19th century. The family business began as a dairy farm. However, it wasn’t until the 1960s that Philip Lindemann launched Pine River Pre-Pack with one of its products being cold pack cheese (cheese spreads).

Pine River makes these spreadable cheese flavors:

  • Wisconsin Ale Haus Cheddar
  • Cranberry Cheddar
  • Aged Asiago
  • Spicy Beer
  • Jalapeno
  • Swiss & Almond
  • Smoky Bacon
  • Garlic & Herb
  • Hot Habanero
  • Pimento
  • Pepper Jack
  • Sharp Cheddar
  • Green & Gold Cheddar with Beer
  • Mango Habanero
  • Port Wine
  • Chunky Bleu
  • Garden Vegetable
  • Toasted Onion
  • Horseradish
  • Ghost Pepper

Price’s

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Price’s began in 1959 by Weldon and Mildred Price. They specialized in making pimiento cheese out of their kitchen before moving into a dedicated facility to produce its tasty spreads. The cheese came in a close second place when Southern Living recently ranked popular pimiento cheeses.

These are the pimiento cheese spreads made by Price’s:

  • Sweet & Tangy
  • Lite
  • Zesty Jalpeno
  • Rich & Savory
  • Southern Style Spicy Jalapeno
  • Original To-Go Cups

Pub Cheese

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Pub Cheese is a brand of Président, a French dairy owned by Groupe Lactalis. It dates back to 1933 when it was started in Laval, France by André Besnier.

These are the Pub Cheese flavors:

  • Cheddar & Jalapeno
  • Cheddar & Bacon
  • Cheddar & Horseradish
  • Garlic & Herbs
  • Sharp Cheddar
  • Cheddar & Sriracha
  • Cheddar & Port Wine

Rondelé

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Président is known for being the top Brie brand in France. In addition to Rondelé, Président makes the Pub Cheese brand (see above).

These are the cheese spread flavors made by Rondelé:

  • Sea Salt & Craked Pepper
  • Garlic & Herbs
  • Garlic & Herbs Light
  • Chipotle & Tomato
  • Reduced Fat Spinach & Garlic
  • Artichoke & Garlic
  • Garden Vegetable
  • Toasted Onion
  • Peppercorn & Parmesan

Shullsburg Creamery

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Tony Pedersen was a Danish immigrant who began making cheese in Shullsburg, Wisconsin in 1938. Shullsburg Cheese helped feed the soldiers during World War II with retail sales ramping up after the war. In the 1970s, the company was sold to a man named Arthur Stocker who helped drive its success moving forward.


Williams Cheese

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The Williams Cheese Company dates back to 1945 when Jim and Jenny Williams start the cheese business. The company is currently based out of Linwood, Michigan and they produce over 5 million pounds of cheese per year.

Williams produces these cheese spreads:

  • Original Pinconning Spread
  • Original Horseradish Spread
  • Smoky Swiss Spread
  • Spicy Cheddar Beer
  • Buffalo Blue
  • Original Sharp Cheddar

Win Schuler’s

Website: winschulers.com

Win Schuler’s began as a restaurant that was named after the owner. Schuler’s was known for its delicious food and second-to-known service that helped transform the business into an extremely busy establishment with long waits for a table.

To show his appreciation to guests, Schuler began providing patrons with complimentary “Bar Scheeze”, meatballs in sauce, and a loaf of bread. As you likely already guessed, the cheese became a huge hit with customers. They began asking for it to take home which eventually inspired Schuler to start selling his cheese spread on its own.

Today, Win Schuler’s can be purchased in grocery stores, primarily in the Midwest. These are the cheese spreads made by Win Schuler’s:

  • Original
  • Sharp Cheddar
  • Bacon
  • Pepper Jack
  • Cheese Balls/Logs