Beer Cheese

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Beer Cheese

About This Recipe

Yield:Makes about 3 cups
Active time:10 minutes
Total time:10 minutes
This recipe appears in: Sauced: Beer Cheese


  • 12 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle beer, preferably brown ale
  • 5 ounces evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • Kosher salt, to taste


  1. 1

    Toss cheese with cornstarch in a medium bowl; set aside.

  2. 2

    Whisk together beer, milk, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat until gently steaming, whisking frequently to prevent scorching.

  3. 3

    When beer mixture is warm, add cheese, stirring until completely melted, bubbling slightly, and thickened. Stir in hot sauce and season with salt to taste; serve immediately.

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