Beer cheese fondue is an easy, delicious recipe to add to your game day celebration.
The best way to represent the Green Bay Packers on game day? With cheese, of course!
As I’ve shared with y’all before, I’m born and raised a Packers fan, so when I was thinking of a recipe to celebrate my favorite NFL team, beer cheese fondue was a no brainer! Packers’ fans are called cheeseheads, a tribute to Wisconsin’s bountiful cheese production. What started as an insult hurtled from some Chicago White Sox fans has become an affectionate term and has been totally embraced by Packers fans, reflected by the bright orange foam cheesehead hats you can see in the sea of fans at any Packers’ game. Any true Packers fan definitely owns a cheesehead!
I whipped this beer cheese fondue up a few weeks ago for our game watch party where the Packers
played stomped on the Lions (AJ is a Lions’ fan so we’re definitely a house divided). And besides being a great tribute to the best team in the NFL, beer cheese fondue is the perfect game day snack because it’s delicious and easy to make. As a base, I prefer to use a lighter beer like a lager or saison (as a tribute to Wisconsin I used New Glarus Spotted Cow in this batch), but an IPA would also give your beer cheese fondue an added layer of flavor. A light beer base plus the blend of two different cheeses, garlic and other spices makes beer cheese fondue one of our game day favorites.
Plus, who doesn’t love a recipe that is so easy you can spend most of your time focused on the game? If you own a fondue pot, you start with the beer, sauces and spices and then gradually add the cheese, but if you don’t have a fondue pot, no problem! Just use a double boiler (or make your own double boiler with a metal mixing bowl) you’ll do the same…heat up the beer mixture and then gradually add the cheese. At most, active cooking time for this beer cheese fondue is about 10 minutes! I love to whip up my beer cheese fondue about a half hour before kickoff and then transfer everything to my Little Dipper Crock Pot (or if you don’t have one, they are totally worth the $15, but a regular crock pot will do!) and keep the beer cheese fondue warm for the entire game. It creates a game long dip as you please situation, perfect for four quarters of football!
- 6-8 ounces beer (light lager, saison, or for a hoppy flavor, IPA, work best)
- 2-3 cloves garlic minced (or equivalent garlic powder)
- 2 teaspoons dry mustard
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 ounces Swiss cheese
- 2 tablespoons flour
- Use a double boiler to heat up this mixture.
- Place beer, garlic, dry mustard, and Worcestershire in the pot and combine well.
- Shred or cube the cheeses and toss with flour, coating the cheese well. (The flour will help thicken the sauce.)
- When the beer mixture is warm, add one-third of the cheese and whisk very well.
- Once the cheese has been incorporated well, add half of the remaining cheese and whisk in very well. Add the remaining cheese and whisk until nice and smooth.
PIN FOR LATER
Looking for something to compliment your beer cheese fondue and game day spread? I’ve joined a group of bloggers from all over the country bring you football-inspired recipes this season. Last month we shared our favorite tailgating recipes, and now we are sharing more than 60 recipes ideas for celebrating on game day. Click on their links below to join in!
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