Cheese and Chive Dip

A fresh, simple and delicious homemade version of the classic Cheese and Chive Dip.

Another day, another dip, another reason I’ll literally never own a six pack 😂 So worth it though. Follow me.

overhead shot of cheese and chive dip on a plate with potato wedges surrounded by garnish

Cheese and Chive Dip

I’m not sure if this is just a UK dip, but this dip is legendary. Sometimes called Sour Cream, Cheese and Chive dip and usually found in those multipacks you can buy. Yep, you’re with me.

Well, this is it. Tastes just like it. But better (of course!).

It’s quite similar to the Sour Cream and Chive I uploaded a while back, just with a few tweaks. And the obvious inclusion of cheese.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Cheese and Chive Dip Ingredients

  • Sour Cream
  • Mayo
  • Garlic
  • Chives
  • Cheese
  • Lemon Juice

bowl of unconstructed cheese and chive dip showing ingredients via arrows

Can I make this ahead?

Yup! In fact I actually recommend you do. It’ll give the flavours time to marry together and develop.

Can I sub dried Chives?

I always use fresh and highly recommend doing so. If you are going to use dried chives then definitely allow the dip to rest so the chives soak in and release their flavour.

What type of Cheese to use?

 A nice strong cheddar will do the trick to give it a real punch of flavour.

Can I sub yoghurt or use low-fat subs?

I personally only use full fat mayo for this and can’t predict the turn out if you don’t. I always look at dips as a treat 🙂

dip circled by homemade wedges with lemon wedges in the background

This dip is perfect for literally any occasion. Mainly for dipping in tortilla chips or potato wedges, but if you want to go down the healthy route then veg will do the trick too!

Hey, whilst you’re here why not check out my other recipes?

Easy Dip Recipes

potato wedge being dipped into a cheese and chive dip with wedges circled round the plate

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How to make Cheese and Chive Dip (Full Recipe & Video)

5 from 5 votes
overhead shot of cheese and chive dip on a plate with potato wedges surrounded by garnish
Cheese and Chive Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

A fresh, simple and delicious homemade version of the classic Cheese and Chive Dip.

Course: Dip
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Cheese and Chive Dip
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 172 kcal
Author: Chris Collins
  • 1/2 cup / 120g Full Fat Mayo
  • 1/2 cup / 120g Sour Cream
  • 2 heaped tbsp Cheddar Cheese, finely grated
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Chives, finely diced
  • 1 clove Garlic, grated/minced
  • 1/2 Lemon, juice only
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste
  1. Combine all of your ingredients in a suitably sized bowl, cover with cling film and pop in the fridge until needed.

Watch how to make it!

Recipe Notes

a) Make ahead - It's best to make ahead as the flavours will develop and marry together in the fridge a little better.


b) Garlic - make sure it's a small clove otherwise it'll be too overpowering. For preference I'd start off with half a clove and adjust accordingly.

Nutrition Facts
Cheese and Chive Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 156
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.36g 27%
Saturated Fat 4.327g 22%
Trans Fat 0.09g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8.341g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.08g
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 163mg 7%
Potassium 55mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 1.99g 1%
Sugars 0.27g
Protein 2.04g 4%
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Looking for another easy homemade dip? Check out my Homemade Blue Cheese Dip!

Blue Cheese Dip with sprinkled blue cheese on top

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  • Reply
    May 19, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    This looks delicious! I think it would be a great dip for a party!

    • Reply
      May 20, 2019 at 10:06 am

      Perfect for parties!!

  • Reply
    Sara Welch
    May 19, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Love your blog and I love this recipe! I’ll be making this on a regular basis; delicious!

    • Reply
      May 20, 2019 at 10:07 am

      Thanks so much! Enjoy!

  • Reply
    May 19, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    I love it that this is low carb and Keto too. Great recipe.

    • Reply
      May 20, 2019 at 10:07 am

      Totally didn’t even think about that

  • Reply
    May 19, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    So simple and easy but soooo good! Perfect for my family get togethers!

    • Reply
      May 20, 2019 at 10:09 am

      Thanks Mikayla 🙂

  • Reply
    Wanda Baker
    May 19, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    This dip looks fantastic served with those potatoes! Looking forward to trying this out!

    • Reply
      May 20, 2019 at 10:10 am


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