President Harding's Limburger Cheese Spread

Cooking & Recipes


4 ounces ripe Limburger cheese
4 ounces (1/2 cup) soft unsalted butter
1 tablespoon finely chopped scallions, green part
1 tablespoon finely chopped scallions, white part


In a blender or with a fork, mix cheese and butter well. Fold in chopped scallions. Serve at room temperature with toast points, dark bread, or crackers. Generously serves 6 to 8 as a cocktail spread or cheese course.

Perhaps the simplest recipe in the presidential legacy is one written down in longhand with pencil on the back of a 3x5-inch index card by Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, a first lady who was not among the greatest cooks. Still, her clam dip was often served to the president.



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