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Cheese and Chive Dip

May 19, 2019 (Last Updated: February 23, 2020) by Chris Collins

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)

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

Cheese and Chive Recipe

A fresh, simple and delicious homemade version of the classic Cheese and Chive Dip.
5 from 6 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Dip
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings (click & slide): 1 cup
Calories: 172kcal

Ingredients (check list):

  • 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


  • Combine all of your ingredients in a suitably sized bowl, cover with cling film and pop in the fridge until needed.

Quick 1 min demo!


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*
Fat 17.36g27%
Saturated Fat 4.327g22%
Trans Fat 0.09g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8.341g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.08g
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 163mg7%
Potassium 55mg2%
Carbohydrates 1.99g1%
Sugar 0.27g0%
Protein 2.04g4%
Vitamin A 300IU6%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 60mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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  • Reply
    April 2, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    5 stars
    Absolutely gorgeous thank you … had to use spring onions instead of chives but tasted wonderful

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      April 2, 2020 at 3:51 pm

      Glad it went down well! Will have to try it with spring onions instead, sounds delish 🙂

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

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

    • Reply
      May 20, 2019 at 10:10 am


  • Reply
    May 19, 2019 at 5:53 pm

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

    • Reply
      May 20, 2019 at 10:09 am

      Thanks Mikayla 🙂

  • Reply
    May 19, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    5 stars
    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
    Sara Welch
    May 19, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    5 stars
    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 4:41 pm

    5 stars
    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!!

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