Benedictine is a spread made with cucumbers and cream cheese. It was originated at the turn of the previous century by Jennie Carter Benedict a businesswoman, restaurateur and writer from Louisville, KY. Benedictine spread is used in sandwiches and canapés or as a condiment dip for chips and potatoes.

Variations of Benedictine spread can be found throughout Kentucky, with signature versions of the cucumber dish created by some of Kentucky’s finest chefs. Try this authentic Kentucky food at home with this Benedictine recipe--one of the simplest recipes you can make!