Monday, March 5, 2012

2 Guinness and Cheddar Cheese Spread

One bite of this cheese spread takes me back to my travels in Ireland, Scotland, and England. 
 It just tastes like "pub food!"
Maybe it is the strong cheese or the Guinness,
or maybe it is just my sweet memories of such incredible places!
Either way, this is the perfect dip to serve at your St. Patrick's Day party or as an appetizer for you and your "grà!"
(Note: Nate classifies this dip in the same category as hummus. . . "it tastes like dirt!" So, if you have a meat and potatoes man like I do. . . make him a separate appetizer! :-) 
Guinness and Cheddar Cheese Spread
makes 2 cups
10 ounces extra sharp white cheddar cheese, grated
1 ounce (2 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 ounce (2 tablespoons) cream cheese, at room temperature
1/3 cup Guinness Stout
1 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 1/2 teaspoon grainy Dijon mustard
1/4 cup diced yellow onion
1/4 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
cayenne pepper to taste
In the bowl of a food processor, combine the cheese, butter, cream cheese, Guinness and mustard.  Purée until smooth.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the onion, worcestershire, black pepper, parsley, and cayenne pepper to taste; pulse until combined.  Transfer to a bowl or crock.  Spread can be made 3 days in advance.  Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.  Bring to room temperature before serving.  Serve with bread, toast, or crackers.  Enjoy!
The Galley Gourmet
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  1. This is something my boyfriend mark would love to have on big game days! Thanks for sharing, and hope you are well!

  2. Mmm I love beer and cheese together!
    Elena V from


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