Blue Cheese & Beer Dip Appetizer Board

Build an appetizer board with Blue Cheese & Beer Dip in a Bread Round. Easy for inside or outside snacking. This recipe is so simple and requires no decorating or plating skills.

Add other dipping items to go along with it. Don’t just put the same old carrots and celery for dipping, get creative. How about pretzel rods, cucumbers, pieces of apples, oranges, fruits, different type of crackers, bagel pieces – the sky is the limit. Even try different bread rounds like pumpernickel, sour dough, olive loaf and Italian boule.

This a great time to visit your local cheese shop. There are many types of blue cheese from very mild to very strong. Add to that the different type of beer and you have endless combinations of flavors.

Not a fan of blue cheese – what type of cheese would you combine with a flavorful beer – and what would you put on the board to dip with?

Recipe:
16 ounces blue cheese
12 ounces beer
Bread round
Various cut vegetables (celery sticks, carrots, etc.)

Food processor

In a food processor, crumble the blue cheese. Measure out 6 oz beer. Add to processor and blend until smooth. If needed, add more beer, a little at a time until you reach the desired consistency. You probably won’t need the entire beer. Place in a covered bowl and refrigerate 4 to 6 hours at least.

Before serving, cut the top of the bread round to form a bowl. Save the pieces and cut into cubes for dipping. Spoon the dip directly into the bread bowl. (If it’s too thick, then add a little more beer and whisk before you pour into the bread bowl.) Serve immediately with bread cubes and vegetables.

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