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Horseradish-Cheddar Beer Cheese Spread

Horseradish-Cheddar Beer Cheese Spread


  • 1/2 pound (10 slices) bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 pound (8 ounces) Wisconsin cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) Wisconsin 4-year cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 4 to 5 ounces (about 1/2 cup) pale ale


  1. In large skillet, cook chopped bacon over medium high heat until crisp.
  2. Drain and blot bacon on paper towels.
  3. In large bowl of stand mixer, beat bacon, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, paprika and horseradish with paddle attachment until creamy.
  4. Slowly add pale ale until desired spreadable consistency.
  5. Serve with crackers or crostini and pickles.

Yield: 12 (2-ounce) servings

By Chef Dan Van Rite

Recipe and photo credit: Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin

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