Fireside Cheese Dip

Fireside Cheese Dip

Pairs well with: Edna Valley Vineyard Central Coast Chardonnay


  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 pimiento strip
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 5 cooked pieces of bacon or pancetta
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 8 ounces pre-made Port Wine cheese spread
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste


1. Soften cream cheese to room temperature.­­

2. Cut pimiento strip into small pieces.

3. Melt butter in microwave.

4. Dice bacon into small pieces.

5. Combine all ingredients in medium bowl until well-combined.

6. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate for 30 minutes and serve with crackers or a toasted baguette.  

7. Enjoy with a glass of Edna Valley Chardonnay.