Cheddar Ale Pub Spread

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

Cocktail hour special.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place cheeses in food processor or blender, process until smooth.
  2. Gradually add ale, mustard and cayenne pepper.
  3. If mixture is soft, refrigerate until firm enough to hold shape.
  4. Mould into a disc shape (a sphere or ball!!).
  5. Combine pecans and parsley.
  6. Pat the mixture onto the ball or roll the ball in the mixture until the cheese mixture is covered completely.
  7. Place on a serving plate or board and surround with crackers or flatbreads.
  8. Slices of apple are nice with this too.


Most Helpful

I forgot to review earlier. This was great. Took it to a Christmas party and someone else had bought a store bought one and no one even touched the other one. Thanks!

sbera007 February 06, 2010

Followed the recipe except for the pecans (blech!) and this was great! Keeps for a long while too, were slowly chipping away at it. :)Thanks for the great recipe.

kittykat #2 March 23, 2009

Excellent! The spread had a nice soft spreadable texture and the nuts really enhanced the cheddar flavor. This is quite possibly the perfect bar cheese! ~Sue

Sue Lau May 01, 2008

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