Guinness and Gruyere ~ Beer Cheese Dip

We had a craving for some beer cheese today.  Not being a huge beer fan it’s tricky sometimes to find the right combination; Charles on the other hand enjoys beer so I left that choice to him.  I figure the dip can only be as good as the beer and cheese you put in.  Anyway Charles found a great combination today.

Guinness and Gruyère Beer Cheese

  • 8 o.z. cream cheese
  • 2 cloves finely minced garlic (we used our zester; a garlic press should work too)
  • 6 o.z. Gruyère
  • 8 o.z. extra sharp Cheddar
  • 1 cup Guinness Extra Stout
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

We started with the Guinness and cream cheese in our pot heating over medium low heat; next add the seasonings and begin adding cheeses a little at a time melting completely before adding more cheese; stirring constantly.  You could do this in a crock pot or a double boiler to be on the safer side ~ just be sure to stir constantly if using direct heat and work with a low heat setting.

Pumpernickel bread was fantastic contrast with this dip.  Choose your favorite bread and enjoy ~ Kimberly

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