Recipe By lutzflcat
Rating
Published Sep 17th
Prep 15m Cook - Additional - Ready In 15m
Servings 6 servings Calories 269.2

Also known as beer cheese, a creamy spreadable cheese often found at bars and casual eateries. It’s also a good item to incorporate into a charcuterie or snack board. Serving suggestions are carrots, celery, crackers, crostini, pretzels, or pita chips.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 fluid ounces lager beer at room temperature, or more if needed
  • 10 ounces freshly grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • ½ (8 ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard powder (such as Colman's®)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh chives

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 To quickly remove any carbonation, pour the room temperature beer into a bowl, and whisk occasionally for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. 2 Combine Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, Worcestershire, mustard powder, garlic powder, and onion powder in a food processor. Pulse until the ingredients are mixed.
  3. 3 Turn food processor to high and slowly pour in beer through the feed tube; blend until smooth. If mixture is too thick, add a bit more beer to reach your desired consistency.
  4. 4 Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with chopped chives. Store in the fridge, tightly covered, for up to 10 days.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 269.2
  • Carbohydrate 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol 70.1 mg
  • Fat 22.5 g
  • Fiber 0.1 g
  • Protein 13.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 14.1 g
  • Sodium 363.3 mg
  • Sugar 0.7 g

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Chef's Notes

Make sure that all ingredients are room temperature before you mix them together. The beer should sit at room temperature for a couple hours to become flat; I'd recommend not using a strong beer, as it may overpower the cheese's flavor.
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Reviews

  1. Doubled the recipe; used Coors Light. Husband could not get enough! I (accidentally) went heavy on the chives which made it almost spicy. Oops! Very good and would make again. Hubs said to make for next football get-together! Thank you!
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