Wednesday, June 2, 2010
KENTUCKY BEER CHEESE
We had some guests with us this past weekend that brought us a sample of this wonderful beer cheese that there family has been making since the 1930's. In fact the Allmans are supposed to be the first to make and serve it at there restaurant near the Kentucky river in Boonesborough Kentucky. It's a concoction of aged cheddar cheese, garlic, and beer. The cheese spread is very smooth and would be a great snack with crackers and pretzels. We made cheese grits this past weekend that turned out great. Baked cheese grits are a specialty in this area. Every recipe used to use a Kraft garlic cheese log. It was only available regionally...I've had to transport some to relatives in Detroit and San Francisco before! But last year Kraft discontinued making this cheese, so finally I have a substitute....and one that is local too.
Beer cheese is so popular that there is even a festival in Winchester Kentucky each year. This year it is going to be held the weekend of June 11 and 12. You can find more information at www.beercheesefestival.com