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Cheese & Guinness Spread


Buy a six-pack of Guinness for your guests and save a little for the dip. Since this spread needs to chill for 4 hours, make it the day before.

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  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 ounces Guinness stout
  • 6 ounces sharp Cheddar, grated
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • Assorted crackers and crudités


Servings 8
Adapted from


Step 1

In a small skillet, melt butter over medium heat.

Add shallot and sauté until soft, 3 minutes. Add garlic; cook for 2 minutes longer.

Transfer to a food processor and let cool.

Add Guinness, cheeses, caraway and paprika to food processor and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

Place in a serving bowl, cover and chill for at least 4 hours. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with crackers and crudités.

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