Beer Cheese Dip

Beer Cheese Dip

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This Beer Cheese Dip made with Core and Rind Sharp & Tangy Cashew Cheesy Sauce is perfect for game day or when hosting friends! Serve this vegan, dairy-free, and optionally gluten-free appetizer with your favorite pretzels, bread, tortilla chips, or wings!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 6-8


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour (gluten-free)

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 cup Core and Rind Sharp & Tangy Cashew Cheesy Sauce

  • ⅔ cup beer + 2 teaspoons

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (vegan)

  • Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)


  1. In a saucepan, combine olive oil, flour, onion powder, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper over medium heat. Cook just until combined into a ‘roux’ consistency about 1 minute.

  2. Slowly add Cashew Cheesy Sauce stirring constantly for 3-5 minutes to combine the roux with the sauce into a smooth consistency.

  3. Combine the remaining beer and cornstarch in a small bowl.

  4. Add your cornstarch slurry into the saucepan stirring constantly for 2-4 minutes until thickened slightly. 

  5. Stir in Worcestershire sauce.

  6. Place in a serving bowl and garnish with red pepper flakes.

  7. Serve immediately with your favorite tortilla chips, pretzels, bread, or buffalo cauliflower wings. Enjoy!

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for 5-7 days. Reheat as needed. Do not freeze.


Can I use other flours?

If you are not sensitive to gluten, regular all-purpose flour will work. I have not tested it with other gluten-free flour, but I don’t think almond or coconut flour will work. 

What type of beer should I use? 

I used a local gluten-free American pale ale from Short’s Brewing Co. called Space Rock. If you do not need gluten-free, any favorite lager or pale ale could be used as it adds a nice light flavor. 

Darker beer or stouts will produce a deeper flavor. You could use non-alcoholic, if preferred. Use a beer that you know you like! 

Do I need to use Worcestershire sauce?

No, you do not. But it does add depth of flavor to the Beer Cheese Dip. I used a homemade vegan version, but you can use a store-bought one or regular Worcestershire sauce if vegan is not needed.

Can I use other flavors of Cashew Cheesy Sauce?

Yes, the taste will change from the original recipe, but feel free to experiment with your favorite!

What else can I serve this beer cheese dip with? 

Drizzle it over chili-crusted cauliflower steaks, barbeque chickpea salad, or chili cheese fries.

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