Creamy Cheddar Salad Dressing


Dips Spreads & Dressings


1 ¼ cups (2 tablespoons per serving) –

If you love a rich and creamy salad dressing, this recipe may become your new staple. Absolutely delicious served over a wedge of iceberg lettuce or a mesclun mix, this cheddar cheese salad dressing is also lovely for making an extra tasty pasta or vegetable salad. Feel free to add some roasted chicken or chopped boiled eggs (or both) to your salad for some great sources of protein and to make a balanced meal. You can even sprinkle some chopped bacon pieces on top if you wish! Think your friends and family might enjoy making the recipe? Share it with them via Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.

Our Creamy Cheddar Salad Dressing will make any salad go from blah to brilliant. All the ingredients work exceptionally well together, creating a dressing that truly delivers on both taste and texture, while being unbelievably simple to make. First, you’ll whisk together extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice (or vinegar), Dijon mustard, and minced garlic. Then, Cabot Sour Cream, mayonnaise, grated Cabot Sharp Cheddar (or Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar), and green onions are added in. Season with salt and pepper and your dressing is done! If you want a lighter version of this cheddar cheese salad dressing, you can always substitute in our light sour cream and cheddars, as well as light mayonnaise.

Looking for another creamy salad dressing that’s full of flavor? Try our Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing, which also works perfectly as a dip for fresh vegetables and crackers. Cabot is a cooperative of 800 farm families and has been producing award-winning dairy products for generations. We make a diverse array of high quality dairy products, including butter and sharp cheddar cheeses. We hope you enjoy our Creamy Cheddar Salad Dressing and would love to hear your thoughts or suggestions about the recipe, so please rate and review it.


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice or vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup Cabot Sour Cream

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 ounces Cabot Sharp Cheddar or Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar, grated (about 1 cup)

  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. WHISK together oil, lemon juice or vinegar, mustard and garlic.
  2. STIR in sour cream, mayonnaise, cheese and green onions.
  3. SEASON with salt and pepper.



Serving Size
2 tablespoons
per serving
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
11 grams
Saturated Fat
5 grams
18 milligrams
111 milligrams
2 grams
1 grams
4 grams
80 milligrams
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Cheese As You Please

Our naturally-aged cheddars have 0g of lactose per serving! So go ahead, dig in.

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