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.
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
- 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon dried mustard
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- ⅔ cup light beer pilsner, lager, etc
- 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor and secure the lid.
- Pulse the ingredients until mixed, then blend on high until smooth.
- Spread will keep in the fridge, tightly covered, for up to 1 week.