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Somerdale Red Dragon Cheese Dip

Somerdale Red Dragon Cheese Dip

Need something cheesy to go with your spring produce? This savory beer dip made with Somerdale's Red Dragon—a creamy cheddar blended with wholegrain mustard seed—balances rich and fresh flavors with ease.


  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil divided
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 pound Somerdale Red Dragon cheese grated or crumbled
  • 12 ounces brown ale
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Sliced vegetables for serving

  • Carrots peeled (in batons if large)
  • Radishes quartered
  • Potatoes blanched and quartered
  • Asparagus blanched


  • ►Heat one tablespoon of the oil in a skillet over medium-low heat and sauté the onions until softened and translucent, about five minutes. Add the second tablespoon of oil, stir for a few seconds, then sprinkle the flour over top and stir well.
  • ► Pour in the beer, stirring to get any flavor stuck to the pan from the onions. Once the beer is simmering, begin adding the cheese, a handful at a time, whisking it in as you go to keep it smooth.
  • ► When all the cheese is incorporated and the dip is smooth, garnish with parsley and serve in the skillet, with the sliced and blanched vegetables for dipping.

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