Large cheddar cheese popcorn

Cheddar Cheese Popcorn

This cheddar cheese popcorn seasoning recipe is courtesy of our customer Gale Gand, a very talented and famous pastry chef, here in Chicago.

Yield: 2-3

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Cheddar Cheese Popcorn Recipe

Preparation Instructions

In a large bowl. combine the butter, cheddar cheese powder, mustard powder, cayenne pepper, and the popcorn. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

Yield: 2-3

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Edith U

I enjoy this recipe; it's an easy way to flavor up popcorn when you want something different, or a quick appetizer to impress friends.

I do make one change, however. Mixing the powdered spices into the butter makes a thick paste that doesn't distribute well over the popcorn. So I toss the hot popcorn with the spices, then drizzle the butter over it and toss it again. Keeps it from turning into gloppy clumps of seasoning that way.


Agreed with the reviewers below - the Cheddar powder is excellent, the flavor profile was good, but the actual technique described below delivers gloppy, icky, messy (but tasty), popcorn. I had the best results with mixing the cheese and seasonings (I added onion powder), buttering the popcorn, then sprinkling the seasonings on the buttered popcorn and tossing. And this is enough seasoning for more popped corn than shown. Maybe 6 cups? In my last batch, I swapped out the cayenne in favor of a sprinkle of aleppo peppers. Delicious!

Laura A

I will start by saying that this Cheddar Powder is amazingly delicious. The flavor combo of the powder and seasonings is also really tasty. However, I agree with Edith. This recipe is not good, and I wouldn't recommend following it. Not sure how Gale Gand does it, but for me, it was a separated, broken mess when the powder and seasonings were combined with the melted butter. I tried to add more melted butter in an attempt to smooth it out, but that did not work. It was a gloppy mess, and did not distribute into the popcorn anything close to evenly. Next time, I will also try combining the dry seasonings, butter the popcorn, then toss in the dry ingredients.