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Who doesn’t love beer cheese? In this part of the country, beer cheese is typically made from cold packed cheddar cheese. Everyone has their own secret recipe. Asking someone to share is like asking for the President to hand over state secrets. Though this is not the traditional beer cheese, it is just as tasty. The Beeroness has some really cool recipes in addition to this one, so I suggest you check them out!

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Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Beer Cheese (varied from this Beeroness recipe)

  • 2 large heads of garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 12 oz cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, plus an additional 1/4 cup for top
  • 6 oz smoked Gouda or smoked mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup Shock Top
  • 1 tsp red chili sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • Parsley to garnish

Roast garlic for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a food processor, add cream cheese, parmesan, gouda, beer, red chili sauce, salt, pepper and corn starch. Squeeze the roasted heads of garlic until the soft cloves comes out, add the roasted cloves to the food processor.  Pulse until ingredients are well combined. Add to a baking dish, top with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese.

Bake until melted and the top has started to turn a light golden brown.  Remove from oven and garnish with parsley. Serve with pita chips.