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By Jan Bilton

New Zealand cheeses are overwhelmingly tops. And the variety is such that you could savour a different delight almost every day of the year.

Cheese is the perfect after school snack and the ideal nibble with drinks.

Baked Cheese Dip

BAKED GOUDA DIP

Serve hot with crackers and/or crisp vegetables as dippers.

250g cream cheese

1/2 cup sour cream

1/4 cup mayonnaise

250g tasty Gouda cheese, grated

3 spring onions

freshly ground black pepper to taste

Place the cream cheese in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds to soften. Beat until smooth. Add the sour cream and mayo and mix well.

Reserve 1/4 cup of the cheese and add the remainder to the cream cheese mixture. Finely chop the green ends of the spring onions. Add 2/3 to the mixture. Spread in a shallow 20cm x 14cm baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.

Preheat the oven to 200°C.

Bake the cheese mixture for about 25 minutes, until bubbly and golden. Garnish with the remaining chopped spring onion. Serves 6-8.

  • Jan Bilton is a Cambridge-based, professional food writer. For more cheesy recipes see her website here.

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