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Beer Stout Rarebit

Stout Beer Welsh Rarebit (Welsh-Style Cheese Fondue)

Date of Post: Dec 22, 2014

Surprise your friends and family this New Year with an appetizer that is sure to impress. With simple ingredients like cheese, garlic, butter, and stout beer, this appetizer is quick to make and tastes delectable on crostini!


2 tbs. Butter

4 tbs. Minced Shallots

1 tbs. Minced Garlic

3 tbs. All Purpose Flour

1 c. Stout Beer

1 c. Heavy Cream

20 oz. Shredded Cheddar Cheese

1 tbs. Kosher Salt

1 tsp. Dry Mustard

1/8 tsp. Cayenne Pepper


1) Melt the butter in a heavy bottom sauce pot, add shallots and garlic and cook on low heat until translucent.

2.) Turn the stove to medium heat and stir in the flour to form roux.

3) While stirring, stream in the beer and heavy cream and slowly bring to a simmer ensuring that you have cooked out the starches in the roux.

4) Use a stick blender to puree smooth and slowly add in shredded cheddar cheese and seasonings.

5) Serve hot with your favorite lightly oiled, oven toasted bread or crostini.

Now that you’ve made this impressive appetizer, enjoy watching your friends and family fight for the last drop! Share photos of your masterpiece on social media with #FourWindsCasino or by emailing photos to! Emailed or tagged photos could be featured on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+ pages!

The Culinary Team at Four Winds Casinos is dedicated to the art of preparing and serving delectable dishes. We enjoy sharing recipes with our guests and fans because we know you love our restaurants—which are some of the finest restaurants in New Buffalo, Michigan and the surrounding area. Just a short drive from Chicago and South Bend, Four Winds New Buffalo offers fine dining at Copper Rock Steakhouse, an incomparable Buffet, Southwest Michigan's only Hard Rock Cafe and our popular Timbers Fast Food & Deli.

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