Thursday, February 24, 2011

Spicy Beer Cheese!

I grew up in Kentucky and later moved to New York, I currently live in Texas. There are many foods I loved from both areas that are not available here in Texas so I've had to figure out how to make them. I remember when we first moved here we couldn't find a decent bagel so I made my own. Here is a favorite from Kentucky, beer cheese. I don't think this is known outside of the state, you can buy it in the grocery stores there. Here's my take on beer cheese. It's a spicy and tasty cheese spread that goes well with crackers, pretzels or celery sticks.


2 cups finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
½ cup flat beer (Open the beer, stir to remove bubbles.) you might not use it all
1 clove garlic, minced
¼ tsp ground red pepper
½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce (Frank's)
¼ tsp Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp horseradish
saltine crackers
pretzel sticks
celery sticks


Add 2 cups shredded cheese, garlic, ground red pepper, hot pepper sauce, and Worcestershire sauce to a food processor and mix until somewhat combined. Slowly pour in ¼ cup beer, and continue to mix with the food processor until creamy. Check the consistency of your beer cheese spread. If it is very stiff, blend in more beer, just a little at a time, until a smooth consistency.


  1. Missed this earlier. Oh man I know it is good. I would still have to use the celery with this DM. Haven't seen the Pretzel Ritz Crackers here.

  2. It's really good with celery, you could also use carrot sticks. If you used low fat cheddar cheese it wouldn't have very many calories either.


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