Cheese log on a plate with a knife on the side

Cheese Log

This simple cheese log recipes stuffed with cream cheese, chives, bacon a spices — literally the only appetizers recipe you'll crave!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 196 kcal
Author Lindsey


  • 12 Slices Bacon divided
  • 3/4 Cup Chives divided
  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese room temp
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Tabasco add more if you’d like more heat
  • 1 Cup Cheddar


  1. In a large skillet, cook the bacon in batches until crispy.
  2. Set bacon aside on a paper towel lined plate to soak up excess grease.
  3. Crumble the bacon with your hands. If some pieces won’t crumble, place them on a cutting board and chop them into small pieces.
  4. Chop the chives.
  5. In a medium bowl, add softened cream cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper, tabasco, cheddar, ½ cup of chives and half the bacon to the bowl and stir to combine.
  6. Place a long piece of plastic wrap on a clean counter.
  7. Place cheese in the center of the plastic wrap and roll/mold the cheese into a log. Then continue to roll it back and forth to smooth out the edges.
  8. Add remaining bacon and chives to a large plate and mix them together.
  9. Remove plastic from the cheese, and roll the cheese on the bacon and chives plate, pressing these ingredients evenly into the edge of your cheese log.
  10. Cheese log can be served with crackers immediately, but is best when it’s able to firm up slightly. To do this place it in the fridge for 1 hour. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Cheese Log
Amount Per Serving
Calories 196 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 370mg 15%
Potassium 89mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 9.3%
Vitamin C 2.1%
Calcium 9%
Iron 1.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.