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Cheddar Stout Dip

Posted at 3:20 PM, Jul 18, 2013

Great American Brew Trail8 ounces cream cheese, softened

2 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons half & half

sprinkle of kosher salt

1/4 cup stout style beer

2 scallions, chopped

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley {plus, more for garnish} dash of hot sauce {sriracha, or tabasco}, or to taste

Combine the cream cheese,  cheddar, mustard and half & half in the bowl of a food processor. Sprinkle in a pinch of kosher salt & pulse until combined. Pour in the beer & blend until smooth. Add in the scallions, parsley & hot sauce; pulse a few more times. Taste for seasoning & add more salt and pepper if needed.

Transfer the mixture to a bowl & chill for at least an hour, or overnigh to let the flavors develop. Let the dip warm to room temperature before serving. Serve with crackers or fresh veggies.