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Beer Cheese

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
    3 cups

Ingredients

  • 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 shredded cheddar cheese
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, bring beer to a boil. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature.
  • 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.
  • Let cheese stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving. Serve with crackers.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 84 calories, 7g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 212mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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