Homemade Beer Pub Cheese Spread (just 6 ingredients!)

28 December, 2017

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An easy, 6-ingredient recipe for pub cheese spread that’ll be sure to upstage the rest of the appetizers at your party.

There’s something about the cool, creamy, spreadable allure of cheese spread, especially when it’s homemade. I mean, I got nothing against the bright orange ‘cheese’ in a can, but when homemade beer pub cheese is this easy to make, it’s hard to say no to.

Now, for someone who develops her share of party recipes for finger food and apps (it’s a weakness), I know a thing or two about what makes a party spread the bomb dot com. But there’s really nothing to compare to spreadable cheese.

Especially cheese with freaking beer in it. Can I get an amen!?

One thing I love about this easy pub cheese is that it’s – you guessed it – pretty customizable. I LOVE recipes that aren’t stuck in their ways. Recipes that do great when you play around a little with the ingredients.

It’s not a go for all recipes, that’s for sure. But when you’re a busy person who’s trying to just hang on to your every day, being able to stretch a little when it comes to cooking? I’ll take any breathing room I can get, some days.

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You know what I love most about this spreadable homemade pub cheese?

Actually, there are two things:
It lasts for like, a million years in the fridge (ok, more like 2 weeks)
You can make it nice and spicy or have it be smooth and sharp tasting considering the cheddar you use.

One thing I will say is important: don’t get tempted to try a fancy beer here, especially one that’s too hoppy. Something mellow in flavor, like a pilsner or a lager, really works best. Hoppier beers tend to give this cheese spread a dryness that overwhelms the cheesy cheddar flavor.

You’ll love this easy party appetizer at your next get-together, and so will your guests!


Homemade Pub Cheese Spread

  • Author: Ruthy Kirwan


Make this smooth and tasty homemade beer pub cheese with just 6 ingredients (7 if you add some spicy heat!) It’s a simple snack that’s perfect for parties.



  • 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • β…” cup light beer (pilsner, lager, etc)
  • optional 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and secure the lid.
  2. Pulse the ingredients until mixed, then blend on high until smooth.
  3. Spread will keep in the fridge, tightly covered, for up to 2 weeks.


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    14 June, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Waaaaay too much garlic…and I love garlic!

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    28 April, 2018 at 9:50 am

    I love cheese dips! Looks and sounds delicious and perfect for snacking on movie nights πŸ™‚

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    Juli @ Pandemonium Noshery
    28 April, 2018 at 9:48 am

    You can never go wrong with cheese.

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    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    28 April, 2018 at 9:13 am

    I freakin’ love cheese anything, especially in dip form! How awesome is this for Friday night eats?! I would have a hard time sharing πŸ˜‰

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    28 April, 2018 at 9:05 am

    This would be a perfect weekend snack! I love pub cheese but have never tried making it.

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    28 April, 2018 at 8:48 am

    Oh my! I would love this dip! And it’s so easy to make! πŸ™‚

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    28 April, 2018 at 7:41 am

    This sounds soooo good. Love the beer and cheddar combo. I just know my hubby will love this too.

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    3 January, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    This sounds so good! My husband and I both love cheese. I’ll have to make it for football Sunday. Perfect appetizer!

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    1 January, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Umm yummy! I am going to have to try this. It looks so good and easy. We have an annual unbirthday for my husband every summer and it’s a beer party. This would work perfectly.

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    1 January, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    I have actually never had beer cheese so this is new to me! It sounds like a great party dip!

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    Melanie Pickett
    1 January, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Yum! This looks good and easy. I’m not a stellar cook so I like simple recipes.

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    1 January, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Seems super easy to do & I love cheese. Definitely a plus! Great post! Can’t wait for my guests to try this out next time I’m hosting…

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    Laura Dembowski
    31 December, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    This sounds absolutely addictive. Perfect for NYE!

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