Beer Cheese Dip

Fire up your appetizer menu and your sales with this irresistible warm and cheesy dip. Paired with a warm, salted soft pretzel, this cheesy delight featuring Merkts Sharp Cheddar Cheese combines two crowd favorites—cheese and beer.



Stovetop or Electric Bain-Marie

For Cheese Dip:
  1. Place the full containers of Merkts Sharp Cheddar, the beer, and the milk in a double boiler (or in an electric bain-marie) and gently heat to fully melt the cheese.

  2. Add and whisk together the garlic powder, onion powder, and red pepper flakes.

  3. Hold warm for service. You can also refrigerate and reserve cold until service.

To Make 1 Order:
  1. Ladle 4 ounces of the warm dip into a serving bowl and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of scallions.

  2. Serve 1 warm soft pretzel alongside the dip.


  • portions


  • serving size

    4 Ounces Cup and 1 Soft Pretzel

  • day part

    Lunch, Dinner

Cheese Dip:
  • 3

    Containers of Merkts Sharp Cheddar Cheese Spread, 5 lbs each

  • 2

    12oz. bottles of beer

  • 2 1/4

    cups whole milk

  • 1 1/2

    tbsp garlic powder

  • 1 1/2

    tbsp onion powder

  • 2

    tsp red pepper flakes

  • 1

    cup minced scallions

  • 48

    Salted soft pretzels, warmed