I made this at x-mas for my hubby's very Irish family. They loved it, though they do tend to prefer strong flavors (which this is). I used the Dubliner chedder and also the Kerry Gold Irish White. This made the dip a lovely tan color, instead of the unfortunate color it may have turned had I used an orange color cheese. Oh, I also left out the seeds. Try serving it with green apples and thick pretzle rods, the pumpernickle onoin ones work great! I'm making it again tonight for a Paddy's party. I'm sure some people will be scared of it, but they are probably the same people who think Guinness is "too heavy".
Loved this recipe! I took the review advice of Chef #790468 and used all Irish cheeses and the pumpernickel/onion pretzels. May try the green apples next time!!
This spread has so much promise but was just too overpowering for DH and his friend, both Guinness-loving guys. The flavors are *very* strong. Unfortunately this went untouched. :-(
My husband drinks Guinness and loved this cheese spread. I made this for St. Patrick's Day and served it with dark rye bread.
VERY assertive flavor ... and I used Guinness draught instead of the heavier stout. Great addition to an otherwise bland menu.
Had some company and threw in this in the blender (without the caraway seeds) and it was very nice. Everyone liked it. Thanks!
I ran across this recipe this afternoon, thought it sounded good and happened to have everything on hand, so I whipped it right up. Took a matter of minutes, and the result was awesome! We really loved it--thanks for posting the recipe!
Awesome! I used 6 oz Dubliner, 2 oz Kerrygold Sweet cheddar, and 2 oz Stilton. I also increased the stout by one ounce, to 5 oz as I wanted a more dip like texture. BAM! if you like pungent cheeses, you will LOVE this stuff! I think I;d prefer to grind the caraway next time, for reasons of texture.
Made this for St. Patricks Day and thought it was fantastic. Not everyone loves blue cheese so it could be left out for a more "cheddary" flavor. I,for one, thought it was perfect as is. I used the leftover spread on wraps for lunch along with cold cuts and sprouts. Awsome!
Really wanted this to work out. I made it for St. Patrick's Day party 2007 and no one seemed to enjoy it. Everyone called it the stinky cheese dip - I kind of felt sorry for it. I liked it but could only give it 2 stars because everyone else did not like it (probably b/c of the strong types of cheeses used).