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A golden brown soft pretzel being dipped in cheese

Beer Cheese Dip

  • Author: Leslie Kiszka
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x


This beer cheese dip is creamy with three different kinds of cheese and a subtle amount of heat – ready in 20 minutes! The perfect partner to a homemade soft pretzel.


  • 12 ounces of your favorite beer
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 8 ounces white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 ounces Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (or more, to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine cream cheese and beer and whisk over medium heat until melted and combined.
  2. Add cheddar cheese, Gruyere cheese, mustard, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, and white pepper. Whisk over low-medium heat until completely melted and smooth.
  3. Do a quick taste test, and add salt and pepper to suit your preferences. If you’d like more heat or spice, try adding more cayenne pepper or some chili powder!
  4. If it’s not thick enough for your liking, let simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally.
  5. Transfer to serving dish and serve immediately with your favorite dippers – pretzels, chips, bread, etc. Enjoy!


  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
  • Reheat on the stove over low heat, stirring occasionally until heated through.
  • This recipe produces about 4 cups of cheese dip, so if you’d like less just divide the recipe in half! 
  • Category: Dip
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: beer cheese dip, white cheddar dip, pretzel dip, super bowl dip

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