Let's Make Beer Cheese
As Guy Fieri says ‘Welcome to FlavorTown’. This is a recipe you will want to keep handy and can be whipped up at a moment's notice.
The combination of your favourite beer, a variety of cheeses, and delicious seasonings, this recipe is one to make for the fam.
Enjoy it with bread, chips, tortillas etc etc - you know the drill.
¼ cup butter
¼ cup flour
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup milk
⅔ cup beer
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cups sharp cheddar shredded
1 cup gruyere and/or mozzarella cheese, shredded
Melt butter, seasoning, and flour and cook for 1 minute.
Pour in the beer and milk a little at a time, whisking after each addition.
Once thick and bubbly, add the cheeses and stir until melted.
WHAT BEER TO USE?
Dark Beer - Dark Beers will give the cheese dip a bitter, yet deep flavour. If you’re going down the route of using a stout (or something with a lot of malt) don’t go overboard.
Light Coloured Beer - Lighter beers like pale ales, lagers and pilsners will give a lighter flavour, yet the beer will still shine through.
Non-Boozy Beers - Non-alcoholic beers will also do the job if your prefer this option.
WHAT CHEESE TO USE?
It really doesn’t matter to be honest. Cheese that melts well like sharp cheddars, gruyere and mozzarella. Mozzarella will give it the creamy texture whilst the cheddar will add some bite. Don’t overthink it.
TIP: Shred your own cheese - the pre-shredded stuff just doesn't melt the same due to preservatives to stop it from sticking together.
COMPLETE THE EXPERIENCE
This is a recipe where you can see the fruits of your labour really come to life.
You can brew your own beer - we recommend our White Pointer recipe (in-the-style of Balter XPA) AND you can create your own hard and soft cheeses at home with this beginner's cheese kit