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Easy Irish Pub Cheese with Guinness

Who doesn’t love cheese? This Irish pub cheese recipe , made with Guinness is a perfect appetizer for any party and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

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St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays.  It’s just a fun holiday.  You just celebrate the day, like Cinco De Mayo.  No crazy meals that take days to plan and no need to buy anyone gifts.  It’s just about yummy food.  My husband and I make this easy homemade pub cheese spread with Guinness every year and every year we wonder why we don’t make it more!

close up of Irish pub cheese in white dish with green onions sprinkled on top and carrots off to the side

Easy Irish Pub Cheese Spread with Guinness

My husband loves Guinness and it’s always in our outside fridge.  I even got him this cute little turtle in his stocking a few years ago to help make black and tans.  It was natural to add it to this beer cheese spread.  

Guinness Beer was created over 250 years ago in Dublin, Ireland and is one of the most popular beers today.  It’s also one with the least calories so drink up all you dieters out there!  That surprises a lot of people because it’s one of the thicker beers and you would think that it would have more calories.

When most people think of Irish beers, they think of Guinness.  However, today it’s brewed in over 100 countries.  It’s popular all over the world and there are all kinds of merchandise.

Guinness pint glasses

T-Shirts

Even SOAP!

close up of Irish pub cheese in white dish with green onions sprinkled on top and carrots off to the side

This is a great appetizer for any time of year.  Most people like cheese dips and this one’s great because it’s not hot.  It doesn’t require any cooking so it’s perfect for parties during the holidays too.  Not many cheese dips are like that so it makes this one unique. It’s spreadable cheese which is perfect to add to bread and crackers.

Ingredients for Guinness cheese spread

  • Pepper jack cheese 
  • Mild or sharp cheddar cheese 
  • Garlic
  • Guinness beer
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Hot sauce- The amount on your hot sauce depends on your taste.
overhead view of Irish pub cheese in white dish with green onions sprinkled on top and carrots, pretzel sticks and dark bread off to the side

How to make Irish pub cheese spread

  • Combine all ingredients and blend until all are combined. I used my Ninja food processor.
  • Serves with crackers, celery, carrots, pretzels, or bread slices.

Aren’t you glad this is the simplest recipe EVER and it takes VERY little time.

More delicious Irish recipes for St. Patrick’s Day to go with this homemade pub cheese recipe

Easy Irish Pub Cheese Spread with Guinness

Who doesn't love cheese? This easy pub cheese, made with Guinness is a perfect appetizer for any party and celebrating St. Patrick's Day.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, cheese, dip
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly- KeepingLifeSane.com

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pepper jack cheese shredded
  • 1 1/4 cup mild or sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup Guinness beer
  • 1   teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 dashes of hot sauce

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in food processor.  Blend for 1 minute stopping halfway to scrap sides of bowl.
  • Serves with crackers, celery, carrots, pretzels, or bread slices.
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