Brown Butter Grilled Beer Cheese Sandwich

There are some great elements in this world we live in that we beg the universe to some how bring together.

Like a Yankees vs. Dodgers World Series

Or an episode of The Office directed by Christopher Guest

Or Trey Parker have complete creative control over The White House Holiday Card

Or a reality show hybrid of The Bachelor and Fear Factor

Even though I have to come to terms with the fact that those things will sadly never exist, I can meld brown butter and beer cheese into the greatest of all grilled cheese sandwiches. It won’t have the cultural repercussions of any of the above unions, but it is the best sandwich I’ve had in a long time. Too bad I didn’t have the forethought, or the consumptive restraint, to create a beer tomato soup to go along for the journey.

Brown Butter Grilled Beer Cheese Sandwich


  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Pale Ale
  • 4 oz cheddar
  • 8 slices bread
  • 4 tbs butter


  1. In a blender or food processor add the cream cheese, mozzarella, cornstarch and beer. Blend until smooth, about 3 minutes. Spread the beer cheese generously onto 4 slices of bread. Top with about 2 tbs of cheddar and then top with a clean slice of bread.
  2. In a skillet with a lid melt the butter over medium heat (don't allow the butter to get too hot or it will burn) until just starting to turn a golden brown. Carefully add the sandwiches, and replace the lid allowing the sandwiches to steam in the pan until the underside is golden brown, about 3 minutes. Flip the sandwiches, replace the lid and allow to cook until the other side is a light golden brown and the cheese is melted, about 3 additional minutes.

 You can also use the pre-oven beer cheese from my Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Beer Cheese Dip.


35 thoughts on “Brown Butter Grilled Beer Cheese Sandwich

  1. For the love, this looks like the best dang grilled cheese, maybe ever! I mean, you put beer IN THE CHEESE. My hero.

    1. I’m making a trip to St. Paul in a few months! I’ll have to get some recommendations from you as to where to eat and drink 🙂

  2. “And the gates of Heaven opened and a choir of angelic singing could be heard across the lands”……BEER. GRILLED CHEESE. 2 staples of my daily diet. And now in one package….I am in love.

  3. Holy cheesey goodness this looks like heaven in my mouth. Pretty sure this is goona be lunch tomorrow. Thank you, this looks & sounds utterly incredible.

  4. I just discovered your blog, and I immediately fell in love with it. I look forward to reading more of your posts!

  5. Simply amazing, Jackie! I made a plain ‘ol grilled cheese in brown butter earlier this summer and loved it. I can’t imagine adding beer. Holy cow!

  6. I made this and put your beer and bacon jam on it…because…how could that be bad? It was the king at our grilled cheese and beer pairing party!

  7. I made this last night with Steel Toe’s Provider. The only change was I roasted a jalapeno and added that to the beer cheese mixture. It was amazing! Thank you!

  8. I reckon a Stout Tomato Soup would go down… and another down… and then another one… followed by anther one just purrrrr-fect. Oh, try canned Campbells TomTom Soup and add a dash or two of classic Tobassco. Nice in winter with a gentle ‘kick’.

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