Dairy Farmers of Canada

Ranch Cheddar Dip with Crudité Board

Flavoured with fresh herbs and aged Canadian cheddar cheese, this crowd-pleasing dip is perfect for sharing as a snack or appetizer.

  • Prep: 25 minutes
  • Resting: 10 minutes
Yields 8
Ranch Cheddar Dip with Crudité Board


  • 125 g (4 oz) plain Canadian cream cheese, softened
  • 125 mL (1/2 cup) Canadian sour cream
  • 5 mL (1 tsp) lemon zest
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) lemon juice
  • 10 mL (2 tsp) Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 mL (1/2 tsp) each salt and pepper
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) finely chopped fresh chives
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 15 mL (1 tbsp) finely chopped fresh dill
  • 175 mL (3/4 cup) shredded aged Canadian Cheddar cheese
  • 1 L (4 cups) vegetable crudités
  • 150 g (5 oz) flatbread crackers
  • Assorted Canadian cheeses
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Using electric mixer, beat together cream cheese, sour cream, lemon zest, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper until smooth.

Transfer to bowl. Stir in chives, parsley and dill; stir in Cheddar. Refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes or until chilled.

Assemble dip on serving board or platter with vegetables, cheeses and crackers.


For crudités, choose a colourful mix of seasonal veggies with a variety of textures and cuts. Try radishes, fennel, sugar snap peas, blanched asparagus, heirloom cherry tomatoes, baby carrots and/or baby cucumbers cut diagonally, and store-bought pickled green beans.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 200 Calories
Protein: 7 g
Carbohydrate: 15 g
Fat: 12 g
Fibre: 2 g
Sodium: 420 mg