I caved. After a flurry of effusive smoked cream cheese photos on social media, I needed to explore the hype--and try that smoky cheese.. Enter lump crab. With a crispy, cracker crumb crust and a creamy, decadent base, this dip is perfect for a party snack, appetizer, or tailgate. (You can smoke the cheese up to 3 days in advance, then cook the dip on your grill over indirect heat.) You will absolutely need something crispy (sturdy crackers, toasted bread) to slather it on.