Even though melting cheese in a liquid is pretty much a no brainer in terms of required steps, we have found that some Gouda style cheeses melt better than others. When it comes to melting cheese in beer, we frequently use cow’s milk Gouda or Gruyere. I’m pretty sure that I could eat this entire thing all by myself. I want to do this beer cheese dip and dip as many grilled veggies as I can possibly eat! About the flavors in each complementing or contrasting each other, creating veritable explosions of taste in one’s mouth. Thank you Kelsie! We’ve actually had better results with a six month aged Gouda imported from the Netherlands (still considered young in terms of ageing) which comes in a yellow wax, so if you see it, we recommend it over the red wax one. Go straight to our Tips on Fixing Broken Beer Cheese Dip. Quick and easy beer cheese dip (or you can call it beer fondue or beer cheese sauce). 2 . Strain (through a sieve) and transfer the mixture back into a sauce pan. UNITS: US. We share tasty recipes centered around cooking with beer and pairing beer and food. I’d love to make for an event I have coming up, but logistically would need to prep ahead. Bringing the cheese to room temperature with a dusting of flour is a brilliant idea that I did not know and I really appreciate the knowledge. go with a cheese with which you have already had a successful prior melting experiences. Thank you Leanna! Have a great weekend! Cheers!! Love it. READY IN: 20mins. Tasty. And craft beer. Stir in the 2 tbsp of flour to form a roux. Pinning and sharing. 1 (3 lb) package Velveeta cheese (shredded) 1 (16 ounce) bag of shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Slowly add the beer while stirring to incorporate. On a broader scale there are cheeses that are just not melting type cheeses, so no matter how well they pair with a certain craft beer style, they refuse to become cheese sauce. bock lager (bock makes a great partner to the six month aged Gouda mentioned above) dunkel or stout (with sweeter, Alpine style cheeses, perfect for … Apparently my definition of “patent” is not the same as the cheese’s definition. How to reheat Beer Cheese Dip: Reheat the dip in the microwave or on the stovetop over low heat, stirring for the cheese to melt. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. I would just drink the cheese dip along with some beer XP. Preferably do NOT buy pre-shredded cheeses. Best of all, though, this beer cheese dip recipe is an absolute breeze to make in just 15 minutes. Think a bunch of tight, protein lumps swimming in a thin (even though tasty), whey looking liquid. If you can touch the liquid base with your finger and it feels very warm, but does not burn your finger, the mixture has cooled off sufficiently. Shred the cheese and bring it to room temperature. Again, the choice of beer style to use as the melting agent is up to you. Choose a cow’s milk cheese that has moderate moisture content and is intended for melting, like Cheddar, Mozzarella, Pepper Jack Cheese, White American Cheese, Asiago, Fontina, etc. You can use any beer that you like, but popular choices are bock lager, stout beer, wheat beer, and brown ales. it is best to shred the cheese while still cold (easier) and then let it warm up to room temperature. The smoked Gouda is going to loooove your plan:), This is a delicious dip that we will really enjoy! Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat. Sep 22, 2015 Chelsea Lupkin. Beginning with a small addition of shredded cheese to the beer base helps determine the temperature – if it begins to clump, it was too early and you can easily remove the few clumps and let it cool off a little more. Thank you Jennifer! Cut a large hole in the top of the loaf of bread to form a bowl; set onto a serving platter. While aged cheeses are delicious, try to stay away from the very aged ones for this recipe, they don’t melt too well. Share it on Pinterest or leave a review below. Required fields are marked *. This is the kind of beer cheese sauce that you cannot decide if you should refer to as fondue or dip. Your photography makes me hungry, its always so beautiful. Thanks for the technique tips, especially on cheese choice and liquid temperature. Makes the perfect summer dinner:), Your email address will not be published. At least the pretzels turned out…. It will work to help make a cheese more melty, especially older cheeses, the beer is not an obstacle, but we find that the resulting cheese sauce acquires a plastic like quality. So, I’m thinking that because you served this with veggies, it’s actually healthy. Your email address will not be published. I’m really wishing I had a big bowl of this in front of me right now. 2 . Recipe by Donna Luckadoo. Since both cheese and beer are delicate, care must be taken! Pour Beer Cheese Dip into a dipping bowl and serve immediately. Don’t think I’ve ever had it but love everything about it. Happy to hear that you were able to fix the separated cheese! Simmered on VERY low heat, and added a slurry of water & cornstarch to thicken. Finally, NEVER add the cheese to a boiling or too hot liquid. Toss in the 1/4 flour making sure it is well coated and set aside. If your man likes Cheese or Beer, He will love this Recipe!