January 14, 2015

Beer Cheese

A classic pub-style beer cheese spread recipe perfect on pretzels and great for football parties!


I love beer. And I loved beer before it was cool.

Nowadays everybody’s on the beer bandwagon. You can’t throw a rock without hitting a craft beer or an IPA. Part of me is happy because the selection is amazing now but the other part of me is like I know that heifer don’t like that IPA… it’s so hoppy it makes my eyes water and I like beer. 

Since the Super Bowl is just around the corner I decided to make some beer cheese this weekend! I used Newcastle because it is, hands down, my mostest favoritest beer of ALL in the whole wide world. EVER. Times infinity.

Use whichever beer you like best. The cheese is going to taste like the beer you use. And it will get stronger the longer is sets.

A classic pub-style beer cheese spread recipe perfect on pretzels and great for football parties!

Beer Cheese
16 ounces cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt, or more to taste
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2/3 cup beer (approximately), at room temperature

Cut cheese into cubes and add to a food processor. Add worcestershire sauce, dijon mustard, salt and garlic then pulse 8-10 times or until cheese is finely chopped.

Starting with about 1/2 cup, slowly drizzle beer into food processor while it’s running. Keep running food processor and drizzling in beer until the cheese reaches a spreadable consistency. I usually use right at 2/3 of a cup of beer but the amount you need will have a lot to do with the firmness of the cheese you use.

Refrigerate until ready to use (can be stored up to two weeks). Serve with pretzels, crackers or celery sticks.


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8 comments:

  1. Sounds like great recipe for a party.

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  2. Intriguing! Sounds like football food :)

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  3. This recipe sounds good. I am from a small town in Kentucky where beer cheese originated. We have an annual beer cheese festival and they judge the beer cheese in categories of amateur and professional. The entries give out samples of their beer cheese for judging by the public too. This would be a good recipe to enter in the festival. Come join our festival and enter for judging! 😊

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  4. I live in Wisconsin (AKA the cheese state) and I have never made Beer Cheese? Something really wrong with this, and I am gonna fix it... fast!

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  5. Ahhh....The Super Bowl brings back such fun memories. Laughter, great friends, beer, Bunky's and lest we not forget SmokeFest ;)

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  6. you can't beat a good old bottle of Brown dog (Newcastle brown Ale) there used to be special hospital wards for the drinkers in the 50-60s but it's mellowed a bit now, not even brewed in Newcastle (Geordieland)

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  7. Don't forget a few good dashes of hot sauce!

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