Looking to elevate your party spread or add a delicious twist to your nachos? Look no further! In this recipe, I’ll guide you through creating a lusciously creamy beer cheese that’s not only incredibly versatile but also perfect for dipping, saucing, or even crafting a hearty soup. This creamy concoction is bound to steal the spotlight at any gathering, and you won’t believe how easy it is to whip up. So, let’s dive into the world of flavor-packed creamy beer cheese!

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, an American pizza restaurant franchise, is the origin of this delicious cheesy creation. Now you can recreate their famous beer cheese recipe in the comfort of your own kitchen! Get ready for an unforgettable experience!

Get ready to be wowed by an unforgettable gastronomic adventure. Dive into the Mellow Mushroom Beer Cheese recipe and let your taste buds rejoice.

How to make Mellow mushroom beer cheese

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Ready for a tasty treat? Whip up a batch of mellow mushroom beer cheese! Here are the key ingredients:

  • 12 ounces of light-flavor beer
  • 12 ounces of Tillamook Shredded White Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 ounces of Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • 3 tablespoons of flour or more as needed
  • 3/4 stick butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of chili powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon of salt

Feel free to add other spices and seasonings to suit your personal preferences, cayenne pepper for heat, smoked paprika for a smoky twist, etc.

Customize the flavor profile to your palate preferences. Try different beers to get a milder or stronger cheesy flavor.

Step-by-step instructions for making the Mellow mushroom beer cheese recipe

Step 1

In a pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Stir in the flour after adding it. The roux should be cooked for 10 minutes, constantly stirring, or until it begins to deepen.

Step 2

Add 3 tablespoons of flour to the roux and whisk until a paste forms and the sauce begins to brown and thicken.

Step 3

Add the salt and chili powder after pouring the beer. The liquid will thicken after about 5 minutes of continuous stirring.

Step 4

Once it is fully melted, add the cheese cream and mix. Once the cheese has melted add the shreds of cheese gradually while stirring frequently and formed a thick cheese sauce. Enjoy!


Variations and customization

  • To make a vegan version, use non-dairy beer and plant-based cheese.
  • Add fresh herbs like basil, thyme, or rosemary for an aromatic touch.
  • To add a smokey and spicy kick, add chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.
  • Add diced jalapenos for a flavor that is sour and mildly spicy.
  • For a rich and nutty flavor, combine Swiss and Gruyere cheeses.
  • To give the dish a robust, acidic flavor, add crumbled blue cheese.
  • Combine the cheeses of Fontina and Parmesan for a creamy and flavorful outcome.
  • To add a sweet and savory depth, add caramelized onions.
  • To add a crunchy and salty aspect, add some crispy bacon.
  • Offer gluten-free bread or veggie dippers alongside the beer cheese.

These variations are just our suggestions. Feel free to mix and match different elements to create your own signature Mellow Mushroom Beer Cheese masterpiece!

  • Soft Pretzels: Soft and warm pretzels are the classic choice, this pairing offers a delightful contrast in texture and a perfect vessel for dipping.
  • Fresh Vegetable Sticks: Sticks of crispy vegetable like Celery, carrots, and bell peppers provides a refreshing crunch and balance.
  • Toasted Baguette Slices: Thin slices of toasted baguette offer a crispy texture and a neutral canvas to showcase the beer cheese.
  • Apple Slices: Apple pieces add sweetness to the savory beer cheese, making a lovely sweet-savory combination.
  • Potato Chips: Pair the cheesy beer cheese with salty, crunchy potato chips for a fun twist.


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