Type: Appetizer, Dip
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cook Time: 5 min.
Ready in: 10 min.
Servings: 6

This creamy Beemster dip is delicious paired with everything from sliced fruit to soft-baked pretzels.


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk to combine for 1 min.
  2. Lower the heat and add the milk. Stir to combine. Add the beer and whiskey and bring to a simmer, whisking for 2 min.
  3. Stir in the garlic powder and 1 tsp paprika. Remove from heat and stir in 2½ cups Beemster until melted.
  4. Pour into a bowl and top with remaining ½ cup cheese and dust with additional paprika. Serve with apple, pear, fennel slices, rustic, thick homestyle pretzels, and pieces of toasted bread.


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup dark or amber beer
  • 1 ½ tsp whiskey (Scotch or Irish)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika, plus additional for garnish
  • 3 cups Beemster Classic, shredded

Cheeses Mentioned


Beemster Classic cheese is aged eighteen months to give you even more of the signature nutty and butter-rich flavor profile

Pairs with:

Hoppy, bitter craft beers and Malbec or full-bodied whites. Smoked almonds, dates or fig spread.