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Pub cheese

Pub cheese 

I confess, I am addicted to Trader Joes pub cheese. I want to slather it on everything. Of course when I have something I love, I have to figure out how to make it even better. I think this recipe fills the bill!!

ps. I am not a big fan of horseradish but in this recipe it really works. So even if you are not a fan either, I encourage you to give it a try!!

Pub Cheese

3 cups shredded, extra-sharp Cheddar cheese

8 oz cream cheese, softened

1 TBL. Dijon mustard

1 TBL. horseradish

½ tsp. minced garlic

 ¼ tsp salt and ¼ tsp. ground pepper

 ¼ cup or more of a good rich, dark stout or ale

In a food processor add cream cheese, grated cheddar, Dijon, horseradish, salt and pepper. Process until smooth. Taste and add what you think is needed. I actually use more horseradish than I posted but I want you to taste it and what you like. Then add beer. Keep pouring in bits of beer and blend, until you have a soft cheese but not so soft you could pour it. Put in fridge at least 4 hours to firm up. To serve, roll in a big ball. I rolled the cheese in chopped, toasted almonds but you could do what you like. I also stuffed chicken breasts with this and it was amazing!!



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Beautiful photo Clarice! This looks and sounds so delicious! It would be perfect for the upcoming holidays! Love, Paula

Sharon D.


This sounds wonderful!!!! I sure miss Trader Joe's :( Thanks for sharing the recipe and I love the idea of stuffing chicken breast with it. Perfect!


Oh my! This looks and sounds so delicious! Love your old books too! Thank you for sharing the recipe dear Clarcie! Love you, Paula xo


I haven't had pub cheese in so long! This looks absolutely yummy. Will have to try the recipe! Thank you so much.
Blissful Tidings,

Tracey McBride~Frugal Luxuries ®

This looks AMAZING Clarice...and just up my alley...I'm a cheese girl and this just sounds yummmmy!!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe...can't wait to try it. :)))


Ooh Yum -- that looks delicious! I haven't had the trader joe version, but that won't matter LOL!


Everything about this screams... YES! Especially the horseradish and toasted almonds. I'm filing this one away for the holidays Clarice. Not that I wouldn't like to go ahead and try it now. I just know that I too could be addicted to this heavenly ball and shall let that happen this winter!

Blessings, Debbie


Sounds delish! Of course everything you make sounds delish - I can't wait to try this one, I'm sure it will be a hit at my house, my husband loves horseradish!


Gumbo Lily

Oh my GOSH that sounds good! Now that we're empty-nesting, we can just eat cheese and crackers/bread and call it a meal. I am going to try this Pub Cheese for sure.

Thank you!


Thank you for sharing this recipe, Clarice! I have never tried pub cheese. But this looks quite amazing. I think I was a mouse in another life...hee hee hee I always love Trader Joe's and wish there was one closer to me. :) Hope you are having a lovely weekend! xoxo


This stuff is so good I wont keep it around. I could eat it all. :)


Oh yes Clarice, this looks divine...and I have a porch party looming on the horizon so I'll do it! THANKS!

I have many of the same books...The Turned Intos, The Really So stories by E. Gordon. Love the art work in those.

Sending love from the foggy coast of Maine,


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