Smoked Gouda, Bacon & Beer Dip

Recipe Creator: Bothwell Cheese

This warm Smoked Gouda, Bacon, and Beer Dip made with our premium Smoked Gouda is a savoury fall appetizer that's perfect for feeding a crowd. Serve warm with pretzels and beer.


  • 8 slices bacon
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp. AP flour
  • 1 cup light beer
  • 2 cups Bothwell 540g Smoked Gouda, shredded
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard


  1. In a medium-large pan, on medium heat, cook bacon until crisp (2-3 minutes on each side).
  2. Once the bacon is crisp, remove it from the heat and place the bacon on a plate with a paper towel.
  3. Carefully save 2 tbsp’s of bacon grease and set it aside. Roughly chop bacon strips.
  4. Preheat broil on high.
  5. In a medium-large pot, on medium heat, add bacon grease and onions. Sauté onions until translucent, then add bacon bits.
  6. Add the flour to the pot and stir to combine; add beer and stir until thickened (about 2 minutes).
  7. Add shredded cheese, cream cheese and Dijon and stir to combine.
  8. Carefully transfer dip into a small cast iron or oven-safe dish, top with extra gouda and bacon.
  9. Broil for 1-2 minutes or until cheese melts; serve hot with soft pretzels!