This recipe was improvised from a steakhouse that was famous for its huge crock of cheese spread, Ritz crackers, and peanut shells on the floor in the bar area. The Hayloft is long-gone now, but thanks to this recipe, friends and family can still get a taste at my house during the holidays. I store in several covered containers in the fridge so that I can serve more than once during the holidays.
This cheddar spread was a hit! All the taste testers said it's the beer that makes this dip so good. This would be great to serve as an appetizer during the holidays, but would also be great at a tailgate or game night party. Yummy! Edith hails from Canada, so the recipe calls for old cheddar. In the U.S., try using a sharp cheddar. That's what we did and it came out great!