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Recipe: Amber Ale Cheese Bread

This delicious Gouda cheese bread utilizes the toasted and sweet caramel notes from Amber Ale to create a delicious addition to any meal. 


  • 1 Bottle Bell's Amber Ale
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 12 oz. shredded Gouda
  • 3 Tbsp. melted unsalted butter

In the Kitchen 

  • In a large bowl, sift flour, salt and baking powder together. Add sugar and black pepper and stir until blended.
  • Add minced garlic and combine thoroughly with dry mixture. Fold in 8 oz. of grated Gouda to the mixture.
  • Add Bell's Amber Ale to the mixture, using either a wooden spoon or in a mixer with a dough hook on slow. Transfer dough into a nonstick or lined loaf pan, cover with a damp cloth and let rest for 25 minutes. 
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. After resting, liberally brush on the melted butter and sprinkle with the remaining Gouda.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes (look for golden brown coloring on top or a hollow sound it tapping the underside of your loaf). 

Enjoy with a bottle of Bell's Amber Ale!

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