This is the real deal for Kentucky Beer Cheese. Some like a teaspoon of worchestershire and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Heat it up to your personal taste. Hall's has (had? are they still there?) fabulous beer cheese. If anyone lived in Lexington in 70's and remembers Shopper's Choice beer cheese.... a little extra Tobasco and some cayenne added to Tilthouse's recipe replicates Shopper's Choice. I actually like's Shopper Choice better than Hall's....but this is a great recipe for the basics.
Living in Versailles, I really liked the idea of this recipe...love Hall's on the River. I made it tonight for the Season Opener tomorrow! I can't wait to take it tailgating. Go Cats!
Absolutely delicious. We followed the recipe but added some camembert and cream cheese. We used a porter beer, and it all turned out amazing.
What a fabulous homecoming~I've been living in Dallas the past 19 years.....still miss My Ol' Kentucky home...and Hall's/ball beer cheese! Thanks soo much , Judy Ball
p.s. I tweeked a bit...like someone said 1 teaspoon worcestershire & pinch of cayenne pepper~I do!
I spent the first 22 years of my life in Kentucky and never realized that beer cheese was a regional delicacy! Now that I live in Florida, I really miss it and can't find it anywhere. I used this recipe for a Diversity potluck to share my Kentucky heritage. It was delicious and I got a lot of great compliments. I left out the mustard powder, subbed garlic powder for the cloves, and used quite a bit of Tabasco. For the beer I used Guinness. It was just like being at home!