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Cooking with Beer

Jon Wright putting on an incredible
cheese board at Taylor Farm.

We love cooking so we plan to share some of our favorite recipes. Here are two that will get you ready to enjoy the Super Bowl or any occasion that includes relaxing with friends. Enjoy!

Stella Artois Cheese Potpourri
1 1/2 pds grated aged cheddar cheese - Grafton or Shelburne Farms
1/4 pd blue cheese
1 tsp dry mustard
2 Tbs softened butter
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/3 tsp pepper sauce
2 tsp grated onions or chopped chives
1 1/2 cups Stella Artois or other lager beer at room temp (12oz)

Place all ingredients except beer in an electric mixer bowl. Let stand at room temperature about 30 minutes to soften cheese.

Mix slowly, adding beer gradually until spread is smooth and fluffy. Serve immediately or store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator or freezer.

Serve it dramatically in a hollowed-out round loaf of pumpernickel or rye bread. Cut the bread from the center into thin slices and supplement the supply with slices of salty rye or pumpernickel.

Official Recipe
From IGA Hometown 2010 holiday magazine. You never know what you will find in the grocery store's promotional magazine. We made this with some of the leftover onions from making bratts and a darker beer which gave it a stronger flavor. This is a good recipe for a beer that's gone a bit flat.

Beer Pairing
Enjoy with a beer similar to what you make it with or a notch or two up on the flavor scale. For Greg that would be making it with an IPA and then pairing it with a black IPA.

Cheddar Dip
2 pickled jalapenos
3 cups (12 oz) grated cheddar
2/3 cup beer (not dark)
1/3 cup sour cream
2 Tbs mayonnaise
3/4 tsp caraway seeds

Finely chop jalapenos. In food processor or blender pulse other ingredients until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and stir in jalapenos.

Official Recipe
From inside the hutch, in a box, with a pile of other forgotten recipe cards and scraps, on a piece of paper with an old email on the other side, written in my usual scribble, with a note at the bottom Enjoy!


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