Keeneland Fall Ale Beer Cheese

Keeneland Fall Ale Beer Cheese

This recipe for Keeneland Fall Ale Beer Cheese should be on your shortlist for fall snacks! I know I am not alone in missing trips to Keeneland for the Fall Race Meet. This is the perfect recipe to enjoy while watching Kenneland from home. It’s definitely great for game day too!

The weather has been so pretty that it’s such a treat to be outside. Enjoying a game or the races from your favorite outdoor space is a fabulous idea! We love the cute little deck at our office and got a pretty new bistro set so we can enjoy nice afternoons downtown!

Beer cheese is as simple as it sounds, but there are a few things to consider. First, you will want to shred the cheese yourself. Second, the spread should be served cold, so you will want to refridgerate it prior to serving it. Third, you could use any beer you prefer, and I really like the flavor of a delicious pale ale. You can find more great fall appetizers here and here!

Serving Size: Serves 8


Two 8 ounce blocks of sharp cheddar cheese

3 cloves of garlic

1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

4-6 ounces of Keeneland Pale Ale

Assorted crackers and crudites for serving


Shred the cheese on a box grater.

Put the cheese in a food processer and add the minced garlic.

Add the spices.

Add the beer 2 ounces at a time, pulsing the food processer a few times in between.

The mixture should be creamy and smooth.

Refrigerate the mixture in an airtight container.

Serve with crackers and crudites.