Guinness and Cheddar Cheese Spread

makes about 2 cups

10 ounces extra sharp white cheddar cheese, grated

1 ounce (2 Tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 ounce (2 Tablespoons) cream cheese, at room temperature

1/3 cup Guinness Stout

1 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 1/2 teaspoon grainy Dijon mustard

1/4 cup diced yellow onion

1/4 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Cayenne pepper to taste

In the bowl of a food processor, combine the cheese, butter, cream cheese, Guinness and mustard.  Purée until smooth.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the onion, worcestershire, black pepper, parsley, and cayenne pepper to taste; pulse until combined.  Transfer to a bowl or crock.  Spread can be made 3 days in advance.  Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.  Bring to room temperature before serving.  Serve with bread, toast, or crackers.  Enjoy!

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