Beer Cheese Spread

This beer cheese spread is a great party appetizer. Guys like it especially! Serve it for a game day party, St. Patrick’s day, or any casual entertaining at home.

This beer cheese spread is a great party appetizer

Make this beer cheese spread a day ahead so the flavors can completely blend together before serving.

Last weekend our neighborhood ended up having a last minute surprise birthday party for one of our gals. We got the group text on Friday night and by Saturday night we had an all-out German themed party.  Our friend is originally from Germany so the plan was for everyone to bring a German-inspired dish to share. Some of the first items to be spoken for were brats and sauerkraut, German potato salad, pretzels, German chocolate cake, and of course, German beer.

I did a quick Google search for German appetizers and found a beer cheese spread that I made a couple of changes to. Even though it’s supposed to sit overnight I only had 6 hours! It ended up being delicious anyway, and this was one thing the guys particularly loved. One friend even spread it on his bratwurst bun!

You will need to use your food processor to shred the cheeses and then blend all the ingredients together.

Here’s the version I made, below. There was definitely a mellowing of flavors after sitting over night {I saved some so I could take photos and share the recipe}, and it needs to be at room temperature when you spread it so it goes on smoother and easier.

Serve this beer cheese spread for a game day party or a guys night get-together. It’s also a great compliment to a pizza & beer party bar.

beer cheese spread recipe in white ramekins with club crackers, overhead viewbeer cheese spread in white ramekin with club crackers

Customize this basic recipe with these quick changes:

  • Use different cheeses for a totally different flavor.
  • You can use dark beer for more robust flavor.
  • Stir in chopped pecans or walnuts for extra crunch.

I served it with wheat club crackers, which were terrific with it. We also had soft pretzels which I would recommend as well.

Beer Cheese Spread

  • 8 oz White cheddar
  • 8 oz Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup German beer {I used St. Pauli Girl}
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dry mustard

Using a food processor, shred each of the cheeses. Change out the shredding attachment for the mixing attachment and pulse together the cheeses, garlic, dry mustard, and Worcestershire sauce, until combined.

Add beer and processes until smooth, about 2 minutes.

Transfer cheese spread to ramekins, cover, and refrigerate over night {or at least 6 hours}.

Bring cheese spread to room temperature for easier spreading. Use with wheat club crackers, pretzels, or pumpernickel or rye bread.

Serve this up for football games or ‘guys night in’ because it was certainly a winner among the men.

Have a great day!

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