Beer Cheese…. (Recipe)

In addition to the excellent spiritual fulfillment in worship and Frank’s teaching, our trip to Kentucky for Sukkot was a ton of fun.  Besides being introduced to Leonard Newlin’s ‘Kentucky Krack,’ our host, Wade Barrow, served up some beer cheese and pretzel crackers on two occasions.

IMG_20151010_133659591_HDRNow, beer cheese may be common in other parts of the country, but in the backwoods of South Carolina, we’ve never heard of such!  After I had a few addictive bites, I read the ingredients list and determined that it was easy enough to make and announced that I would try as soon as I got home.  Besides, at the $5-$8 per container they were paying, I figured if I could break the code, I could save them enough for their daughter’s college education…  LOL!

Well, today I got the itch and it is every bit as easy as I thought!

The largest chunk of cheese available to us was a round of goat cheddar we made about 18 months ago.  I had to trim up the edges where some mold sneaked in and IMG_20151010_131833295_HDRdiscovered that flavor to be exceptional… We used almost a quarter of the round (maybe a pound?) and munched the rest.  Mmmm!

The addictive recipe is pretty simple:

A block of cheddar, shredded into a food processor, add cayenne pepper and fresh garlic to taste, then add beer in small quantities while processing until it is a nice spreadable consistency.

IMG_20151010_133126240Variations are endless…

Type/flavor of cheese, choice of spices…  I can see options of onion, garlic, pepper, curry, etc..  And, different beers…   I used an available Corona, but a stout or pale ale would be good options.IMG_20151010_132246497

Once everything is pureed, put in a serving container and chill.  Try not to eat it all before the special event.

We had some out today during our home fellowship Torah Study.  It was a big hit…

So, not a ‘normal’ post, but fun, nonetheless. If you make some, tell us about it!!

Shavua tov.


About Pete Rambo

Details in 'About' page @ Basically, husband of one, father of four. Pastor x 11 years, former business and military background. Micro-farmer. Messianic believer in Yeshua haMashiach!
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7 Responses to Beer Cheese…. (Recipe)

  1. loammi says:

    We havin it 5th week? We love beer cheese-Nick makes a good fondue of it 😉

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  2. Vince says:

    Gonna have to try it. A great cheese spread or tuna, chicken, turkey salad made up ahead is wonderful for Shabbat with some lovely fresh crackers or chips.


  3. Corona is the only beer i drink – if a drink a beer – whisky is my first choice these days. the cheese sounds great!

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  4. Yea, I’m thinking were gonna have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Tom Washburn says:

    I’m still trying to find a cheese that I don’t like. Guess I’ll have to keep searching and try this one!!!

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