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Connie's Beer Cheese Spread

Connie's Beer Cheese Spread

Connie's Beer Cheese Spread

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This recipe appears in: How to Throw a Kentucky Derby Party


  • 1 pound extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened to room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup beer (Connie is adamant about using Bass, but any pale ale will work)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Few drops Worcestershire sauce
  • Few dashes of hot sauce (like Cholula)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne (or to taste)


  1. 1

    Grate or cut up cheese into cubes and place it, along with all other ingredients in a food processor.

  2. 2

    While drinking the rest of the beer, mix until smooth.

  3. 3

    Taste and adjust seasonings.

  4. 4

    Transfer to serving bowl and refrigerate. It is better to make it ahead so that the flavors can develop.


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