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German Beer Cheese

German Beer Cheese for Oktoberfest! This German beer cheese recipe uses simple ingredients and easy preparation to make the best German cheese dip ever. Serve with pretzel bread or veggies for dipping and enjoy this luscious, perfect German cheese spread with incredible flavor.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine German
Servings 6 people
Calories 228 kcal


  • 6 oz sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 oz mozzarella cheese shredded
  • ¾ cup full-bodied German beer
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp German whole grain mustard
  • ¼ tsp prepared horseradish
  • tsp garlic powder
  • 1 pinch kosher salt


  • Put the ingredients in a medium saucepan and heat over medium to medium-low heat. Stir often and adjust heat as necessary to prevent scorching.
  • Once cheese melts, continue to heat until mixture starts to bubble. Heat to thicken to desired consistency. Remove from heat and serve.


If your beer cheese needs more help to thicken, dissolve 1 tablespoon corn starch in 1 tablespoon cold water, and add this mixture to the beer cheese. Within 5 minutes or so, it will thicken right up. 


Calories: 228kcal (11%) | Carbohydrates: 4g (1%) | Protein: 10g (20%) | Fat: 20g (31%) | Saturated Fat: 11g (69%) | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 58mg (19%) | Sodium: 270mg (12%) | Potassium: 38mg (1%) | Fiber: 1g (4%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Keyword German beer cheese, German beer cheese recipe, German cheese dip, German cheese spread
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