Smoked Cream Cheese Recipe

Full of flavour, this smoked cream cheese recipe is a delicious twist on a classic spread. Infused with a rich smoky aroma, it’s perfect for bagels, crackers, or as a dip.

Smoked Cream Cheese Recipe

We use our Traeger pellet smoker all the time, but I have found a new and exciting way to use it – smoked cream cheese! Who knew?!

The entire process for this smoked cream cheese recipe takes just over an hour and the results are amazing! The cheese lovers in your life are going to owe you, big time.

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In case you are unfamiliar, we have a Traeger pellet grill and we have been in love with it since the first time we used it! Unlike a typical gas or charcoal grill, the Traeger uses wood pellets.

With the app, you can keep track of the entire cooking and smoking process from your phone. You can even control the grill temperature and smoke setting.

I think it is the absolute best option for anyone who is in the market for a new grill. It gets a definite 5-star rating from us!

Smoked Cream Cheese Recipe

Most of the time, softer cheeses aren’t used in smoking. The process is usually reserved for semi-hard cheeses and harder cheeses. For this recipe, the short smoke time and lower temperature help ensure that you end up with a delicious, smoky cream cheese.

Smoked Cream Cheese Recipe

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Smoked Cream Cheese Recipe

If you are a fan of smoked cheese, then you know that the options available at the grocery store are usually pretty pricey. The good news is that you will be pleasantly surprised by how simple it is to create your own versions of these expensive cheeses at home. It is a great way to save a few bucks too.

Smoked Cream Cheese Ingredients

Smoked Cream Cheese:

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz (250g) Philly cream cheese
  • ½ tsp smoke spice blend
  • ¼ cup peach jam
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Crackers
Smoked Cream Cheese Process in Skillet

Directions:

  1. Season the cast iron skillet with olive oil.

2. Place the block of cheese in the center of the skillet.

3. Score with a knife in a cross hatch pattern.

Smoked Cream Cheese Process in Smoker

4. Sprinkle the surface of the cheese with seasoning.

5. Place in the smoker at 165 F.

Smoked Cream Cheese Process

6. Let the cheese smoke for 1 hour.

Smoked Cream Cheese Process in Skillet

7. Remove from the smoker, top with jam, and serve with crackers for dipping.

Smoked Cream Cheese Recipe

Tips and Tricks:

  • For the best results, take your cream cheese straight from the fridge to the smoker. Starting with cold cheese helps to keep it from melting too much.
  • When smoking your own cheese, doing it on a cool day is best. The lower ambient temperatures will help the cheese keep its shape.
  • Save your grill grates from melted cheese. You can do this by placing your cheese in a pan, cast iron skillet, or by using disposable aluminum pans.
  • When smoking harder cheese, some resting time will make a huge difference in the flavor. Wrap cheese blocks in parchment paper or butcher paper and keep them refrigerated for 24-48 hours. After that, use plastic wrap or a vacuum sealer to preserve your blocks of cheese, and allow another week or two for the best results.
Smoked Cream Cheese Recipe

Now that you have tried your hand at smoked cream cheese, why not give other types of cheese a try too? How about pepper jack, monterey jack, or cheddar? I would love to hear about your experience!

Smoked Cream Cheese Recipe

The smoky flavor of this dish makes the best cheese dip for a backyard party or BBQ.  

Smoked Cream Cheese

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Smoked Cream Cheese Recipe

Smoked Cream Cheese Recipe

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Full of flavour, this smoked cream cheese recipe is a delicious twist on a classic spread. Infused with a rich smoky aroma, it's perfect for bagels, crackers, or as a dip.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz (250g) Philly cream cheese
  • ½ tsp smoke spice blend
  • ¼ cup peach jam
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Crackers

Instructions

  1. Season the cast iron skillet with olive oil.
  2. Place the block of cheese in the center of the skillet.
  3. Score with a knife in a cross hatch pattern.
  4. Sprinkle the surface of the cheese with seasoning.
  5. Place in the smoker at 165 F.
  6. Let the cheese smoke for 1 hour.
  7. Remove from the smoker, top with jam, and serve with crackers for dipping.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 182Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 131mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 2g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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