Silky smooth Irish Pub Cheese with a perky cheddar-beer flavor. Perfect for dipping and spreading this Saint Patrick’s Day.
Pub cheese. Beer cheese. Sometimes just called “cheese and crackers.”
These are all appetizers found on casual eateries, containing a crock of creamy spreadable cheese with a distinct flavor, and something crunchy to spread it on.
The rest of us were missing out.
Sure, southerners have pimento cheese, but it’s just not the same thing. Pub cheese, is completely smooth and very bold in flavor. It’s amazing spread on crackers, pita chips, even apple slices.
I had to learn how to make it right away.
Today I’m sharing my quick Irish Pub Cheese recipe made with Irish cheddar, cream cheese, Irish beer, and spices.
It’s the easiest recipe ever. You simply place the cheddar in a food processor and grind into small pieces. Then add the rest of the ingredients and puree until smooth.
Irish Pub Cheese brings together the appeal of strikingly nutty Irish cheddar and a crisp clean Irish-style lager.
Using a lighter Irish style beer like Harp, as opposed to the more popular dark stouts, means you get a light airy note of beer without overpowering the cheesy goodness.
My whole family is crazy over Irish Pub Cheese, even the kids. In fact, I’ve made it several times this season already, for family game day parties and neighborhood cocktail hour.
It’s a great make-ahead for any gathering!
Irish Pub Cheese
Yield: 2 1/2 cups
Prep Time:5 minutes
Irish Pub Cheese Recipe – Silky smooth and loaded with Irish cheddar and beer flavor. This Pub Cheese Recipe make a fabulous snack for Saint Patrick’s Day.
- 14 ounces Irish cheddar
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1/2 cup light Irish-style beer (Harp Lager)
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- Break the cheddar into chunks and place in the food processor. Pulse to break the cheddar up into small pieces.
- Add the cream cheese, beer, garlic, ground mustard, and paprika. Puree until completely smooth. Scrape the sides of the bowl and puree again if needed. Serve with pita chips, bread, crackers, veggies, or apple slices.
Yield: 2 1/2 cups, Serving Size: 1/20th recipe
- Amount Per Serving:
- Calories: 121 Calories
- Total Fat: 9.1g
- Saturated Fat: 4.8g
- Cholesterol: 27mg
- Sodium: 143mg
- Carbohydrates: 2.5g
- Fiber: 0.1g
- Protein: 5.6g
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