2020 Home for the Holidays Contest Hors d’Oeuvres: German Beer Cheese Pot


This is an amazing cracker or rye bread spread. The better the ingredients in this recipe, the better the results.

German Beer Cheese Pot

8 ounce high quality cheddar cheese block, hand shredded

4 ounces cream cheese

cup full flavor beer (a dark beer works best)

clove garlic, minced

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

½ tsp dried mustard

Measure beer and allow to go “flat.” Place all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor, fitted with a steel blade. Process until smooth. Pack in a crock or a glass container, and allow to age for 7 days before serving. This recipe relies on quality ingredients and aging. Serve with a sturdy cracker or rye bread. This will keep refrigerated for the entire holiday season, 3 weeks or more. It truly gets better with time.

Beth Eftink