Here’s why you should make your own beer cheese. You can use the best seasoning blend on the planet, and you get probably 50x more than you would at a restaurant. Seriously though, don’t you hate it when you order beer cheese somewhere and get a small ramekin of it for 5 or 6 bucks? For around $10, you can have a whole mini crockpot of it!
And let me say, this beer cheese recipe is one of the easiest ones. If you have your crock pot on the keep warm setting, it can last several hours for ongoing dips at a party. Also, I loaded mine up with bacon (optional), which makes adding it to a burger incredible! This beer cheese has a great consistency, a killer flavor from the Dan-O’s, a little twang from the mustard, and a nice beer flavor. And it uses only about 5 ingredients!
As far as the cheese goes, you want to make sure you GRATE YOUR OWN CHEESE. Prepackaged cheese has anti-caking agents in it which prevents it from clumping, but it also prevents it from melting. Also, make sure to soften your cream cheese AND use warm beer. Word to the wise, start with about a tbsp of the stone ground mustard. I found about 2 tbsp was perfect for me, but you can’t take this out once you start.
Add bacon to your Perfect Slow-Cooker Beer Cheese (optional) and serve with pretzel bites. Enjoy!