8 Servings

How to Make It

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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

hsimms's Review

September 11, 2011
This recipe was great! I made it for a tailgate and everyone LOVED it! I just wish I had doubled it since it was eaten so quickly!

Foodie125's Review

January 01, 2011
Made this at New Year's rather than buying cheese ball spread. No one really cared for it amongst the other choices. One person said it tasted like the cheese you get out of a can, and I agree. Would not make again.

Beckydoll's Review

December 31, 2010
Love this dip! made it for our annual NYE party and everyone is loving it! Had some day-old homemade french bread which I turned into garlic toasts to serve with this. Crackers, toasts, and grape tomatoes are best with this dip.

bigd80915's Review

December 02, 2010
This was okay - not horrible but not a homerun either. It just was not particularly flavorful. If I make this again I would probably add some bacon.

Fiveandahalf's Review

March 20, 2010
This was tasty! We used laughing cow spreadable cheese instead of the cream cheese to cut down on calories. Still had great flavor.

charoulli's Review

September 26, 2009
This was wonderful! I was expecting it to be a bit more bitter from the Guinness, but nope! It was just right! One thing though...don't over refrigerate. We refrigerated overnight after eating most of it, and it was too hard to dip. We microwaved for a few seconds. All of us in the house predered crackers than crudites with this.. it was too cheesy for veggies.