Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Beer Cheese (in the shape of a fish)

I'm sure this might seem odd to the casual observer, but I can explain!  I served this at a cruise ship theme party.  I got the fish mold a few years back for a seafood party (I used it to make a seafood salad).  And beer cheese is delicious no matter how it is shaped!

2 lbs sharp cheddar cheese, room temperature
2 cloves minced garlic
3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp heavy cream
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp Tabasco sauce
1/4 - 1/2 bottle of dark beer (I used Guinness)
2 tsp salt

Cut the cheese into cubes and place in a food processor or electric mixer.  Add heavy cream and process until smooth.  Add garlic, Worcestershire, mustard, and Tabasco.  Continue to blend, adding the beer a splash at a time.  Beat the cheese until it is fluffy and a firm, spreadable consistency, and be careful not to add too much beer, which will make it runny.  Stir in the salt and refrigerate (in desired bowl or creature shaped mold) until ready to serve.  Serve with warm french bread.
Note:  No fish were harmed in the making of this recipe.  Enjoy!


  1. I luv the sound of "beer cheese" - with a name like that, it has to be delicious. Good use of Guinness and nicely presented for entertaining. Nicely done! ;)

  2. Really? That's cheese and beer? Before or after it was eaten?