Monday, November 16, 2009

Beer Cheese

We brought this to the Beer-themed Food Bloggers' Potluck and served it again at Han's birthday party last week and both times it seemed to go over really well. At Han's birthday specifically, the whole bowl was gone before all the guests had arrived, and at both events, I had people asking me for the recipe.
Here's a secret though: I'm not really a good cook, and so to have anyone compliment me on something I made... I didn't really know how to handle it so I'm pretty sure I just muttered something.

So with football season in full swing and Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought it's be good to just post the recipe here, in plain-text un-muttered print.

2 16-oz packages of cream cheese
1 packet ranch dressing mix
1/3 cup of dark or flavorful beer (I use Saint Arnold Lawnmower)
1 cup shredded cheese

Mix the cream cheese, ranch dressing, and beer together in a bowl. Once the cheese has softened and has mixed completely with the beer and cheese mix, mix in half of the shredded cheese,

(Optional: add some fresh rosemary or oregano for extra flavor, or add some crushed red pepper to make it a little spicier.)

Sprinkle the rest of the shredded cheese on top and serve!

This dip goes really well with mini pretzels, but we also discovered and recommend spreading it on a water cracker and top with a pepperoni.

1 comment:

AASupport1 said...

Beer Cheese is great. I go to Kentucky every year and make it a point to bring back as much as I can. Can't seem to get it in Texas, so thanks for the recipe. By the way, Halls makes one heck of a beer cheese, so if you are ever up in KY I recomend trying it out.