Beer Cheese Recipe
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Beer Cheese Recipe

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I like to serve this zesty and bold cheese spread with crackers and veggie dippers. It's great to take along to picnics.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1/3 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 3 ounces crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons grated onion
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 84 calories, 7g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 212mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 4g protein .


  1. In a small saucepan, bring beer to a boil. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature.
  2. In a food processor, combine the beer, cream cheese, blue cheese, mustard, onion, pepper sauce and garlic. Add cheddar cheese; cover and process until well blended. Transfer to a bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Let cheese stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving. Serve with crackers. Yield: 3 cups.
Originally published as Beer Cheese in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p205

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muddrose8 165990
Reviewed May. 22, 2013

"My family and friends love this recipe, but if you don't love blue cheese you will not like it at all! I always get asked for the recipe. My son in law will put a little out and hide the rest in the refrigerator for himself to eat later."

Mama_B 92754
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010

"The blue cheese kills it. Just kills it. Blech."

jayla50 144610
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2009

"This was horrible!! We threw it aways."

HBcook 165989
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2009

"Wow! I don't think the other reviewer liked this. We thought it was good overall. I think the mustard comes through too strong. I don't know why it's called "beer" cheese since there is so little beer in the recipe."

KellieW 72835
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2008

"This was the worst cheese spread I have ever had! I followed the recipe as is and it tasted awful!"

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