Guinness Cheese Dip, a guaranteed crowd-pleaser for every party or celebration. It's a great dip to serve with pretzels or pretzel bites, breadsticks, tortillas, soda bread, potato cakes or anything else that takes your fancy. It's incredibly creamy and it has a nice sharp kick coming from the Guinness and the cheeses. What a winner!
Party food might be easily available at any small or large supermarket, but making your own food is not only satisfying, but way tastier too. And I dare say, healthier too, since you don't have to worry about any dodgy ingredients.
This amazing Guinness cheese dip is incredibly delicious, and dead easy to make too. We served it with Pretzel Bites, but it works with so many other bites. It can be a great appetizer for Game Day, with Super Bowl coming up soon, St Patrick's Day, or indeed any other celebration.
Guinness can be replaced with any other beer, the consistency of the dip won't change, you will only get a slightly different beer cheese dip that has a more or less sharp kick about it.
- flour - I used plain flour, there is no need for anything else
- butter - salted or unsalted, just go for whatever you have - together with the flour it will create the roux, which is the base for this dip
- milk - I usually go for full-fat milk for a creamier touch, for semi-skimmed is also ok
- dijon mustard - for a sharp kick
- cheddar cheese - for any other hard cheese of your choice
- parmesan - adds more sharpness to the dip
- black pepper - freshly ground can never be beaten
- Worcestershire sauce - or use regular soy sauce if you don't have any
Step-by-step photos and instructions
- in a sauce pan, add the butter and allow it to melt
- add the flour and use a whisk to mix well in order to get a paste
- leave it to cook for 30 seconds, and then pour over the milk
- continue to whisk until the milk mixture thickens, then add the Guinness and whisk again
- add the Worcestershire sauce followed by the dijon mustard, cheeses and black pepper
- give everything a good mix
- remove from the heat and serve immediately
The sauce is at its best hot, that is why I highly recommend serving it as soon as it's ready. The flavours are a lot more intense than when it cools down.
Plus, it's ready in well under 10 minutes, so it's worth making it just before it is time to serve it. As long as everything else is ready, the dip won't take long at all.
What Irish party food goes well with the dip
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Guinness Cheese Dip
- 30 g butter ( 2 tbsp)
- 30 g flour (2 tbsp)
- 250 ml full-fat milk (1 cup)
- ½ teaspoon dijon mustard
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 125 ml Guinness stout (½ cup)
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- In a pan, melt the butter and add the flour.
- Use a whisk to mix everything well into a paste.
- Pour over the milk, and continue to stir until the mixture thickens into a sauce.
- Pour in the Guinness, add the dijon mustard, ground black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and whisk.
- Add the cheeses and mix well until they melt.
- Serve the sauce immediately.
- The sauce is at its best hot, that is why I highly recommend serving it as soon as it's ready. The flavours are a lot more intense than when it cools down.
- Plus, it's ready in well under 10 minutes, so it's worth making it just before it is time to serve it. As long as everything else is ready, the dip won't take long at all.