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Kentucky Beer Cheese Spread  Recipe
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Kentucky Beer Cheese Spread
See how to make a Cheddar cheese spread with a unique flat-beer finish. See more
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Kentucky Beer Cheese Spread

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"If you're a fan of beer and cheese like I am, you're going to enjoy this unique and super-easy cheese spread!"

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  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. Pour beer into a bowl and whisk until beer loses its carbonation, about 30 seconds. Set aside.
  2. Place shredded cheese into the work bowl of a food processor; add garlic, dry mustard powder, black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, salt, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and flat beer.
  3. Process until smooth and creamy, pulsing a few times, scraping the sides, and blending for about 2 total minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning. If adding more seasoning, pulse a few times to mix.
  4. Transfer cheese spread to a bowl and sprinkle with a pinch of cayenne pepper. Spread tastes best when refrigerated overnight to blend flavors, but it can be served right away if needed.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 19, 2014

Made this for Christmas Eve. Liked by all

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 02, 2015

We didn't care for this. Appearance, texture, and taste were unappealing.

Aug 17, 2014

I did not have high hopes for this dip - it just didn't seem like the ingredients listed would magically blend up into something with a dip consistency. Was I ever wrong! The flavor is amazing, the assembly couldn't be easier, and the heat is just right. I used an IPA for the beer and the flavor really shined. Give this one a try!

Jan 29, 2015

I suggested this recipe to a friend on thebuzz, today. I don't usually make recipe suggestions that I haven't tried. The longer I thought about this today, I just knew I had to make it, as I knew the men in my family would love. Well, I was correct. It says: "Spread tastes best when refrigerated overnight to blend flavors, but it can be served right away if needed." Well, it wasn't needed right away, but that didn't stop my DH from chowing down with a few pretzels. I took a bowl out to my dad and he liked it also. I told them both to wait until tomorrow or Sunday (Super Bowl) and it would taste even better. I'm taking a larger bowl down to my son in Tennessee to enjoy, and I have no doubt he will like it, also. I used a Yuengling® Amber Beer for the flavoring. Can't wait to give this cheese dip a try on Sunday! (Super Bowl XLIX (49) New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks)

Feb 07, 2015

I didn't like this at all. Too mustardy. I won't be making this again, it's just not the flavoring I like.

Feb 02, 2015

I have a recipe very similar to this but with caraway seeds and no hot sauce or garlic. I like this one better.

Dec 21, 2014

This was amazingly fabulous! I don't drink beer but I needed to bring something to a potluck for work and had all the ingredients in the house. Hands down favorite of the potluck, everyone raved about it and scraped the serving bowl clean!

Dec 13, 2014

Great recipe!!! Have used different types of beers and cheeses. My favorite is using the habanero sculpin beer and a fresh jalapeño from my garden.


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  • Calories
  • 82 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.8 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 144 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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