Grate the cheese and mash together with the butter. That’s the basic cheese spread. The flavour will vary with all the different cheeses you can use, although don’t try and use any Parmesan rinds, they are too hard for this. You could try Wensleydale, feta, mild or strong cheddar, anything you like.
Now add the flavourings that will make it different to just a cheese sandwich. Fine chopped capers, a couple of tblsp of any liquor, so sherry, brandy or any strong liquor, generous grindings of nutmeg, mace (that tastes really good in this) curry powder, or individual spices. I would try a bit of turmeric, coriander and cumin. You can’t really try curry pastes in this unless you cook it first. Then there are little bits of fresh chilli.
Priced at Aldi using mySupermarket, August 2019You could add some fine chopped or ground nuts, raisins, dried cranberries, fine chopped dates. Or how about some fine chopped rosemary, sage, parsley or thyme, or stir in a little sprinkle of dried mixed herbs. A sprinkle of celery salt, amchur, fennel, pumpkin, sesame or sunflower seeds.Then of course, there are all the things you can add to your sandwich. Slices of apple or pear, dried mango, thick sliced cucumber, tomato or lettuce, grated carrot, swede or parsnip, chopped celery, slices of red pepper, a sprinkle of seeds or any dried fruit, or of course, any combination of any of these, or indeed, anything else that takes your fancy.This amount makes 9 sandwiches and the nutrition is for one ninth of the spread, not including any bread