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Cheese and Guinness Spread

Yield 8 Servings

Ingredients

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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 259
  • fat 18 g
  • satfat 9 g
  • protein 8 g
  • carbohydrate 17 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 46 mg
  • sodium 566 mg

How to Make It

  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.

  2. 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.