Gary’s Famous Beer Cheese

My husband, Gary, is the chef in our family, but I generally take credit for all of his wonderful creations. You see, when he semi-retired a couple of years ago, I didn’t want him to get too comfortable. So, I sent him to cooking classes as a “gift.” Little did I know it would become a passion and we’d wind up spending a small fortune on cookware, cutlery, gourmet ingredients, etc. This recipe is one of the simplest and most requested of his creations.



  • Preparation Time: 00:30
  • Cuisine: American
  • Servings: 8


  • 3 (8 oz) tubs of sharp Cheddar cheese (Cracker Barrel or Kaukauna is good)
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
  • ½ cup beer (heated slightly in microwave)
  • Garlic powder and/or onion powder, cayenne pepper, dashes of hot sauce, black pepper to taste
  • Secret ingredient: I also add some Cavender's All Purpose Greek seasoning


  • 1Whip cheeses (softened or room temperature) together with electric mixer.
  • 2Add seasonings.
  • 3Add heated beer and continue mixing carefully. Refrigerate.
  • 4Enjoy with bread sticks, pretzels or rice crackers. A round rye bread loaf makes a tasty bowl!