Most people have an idea for an invention, Ross Segel was someone who actually did something with it. He’s the founder of Snack Patrol, a snack food company that produces Cheese Jerky. (Learn more about Ross and his unique snack in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article I wrote here.)
While researching, I also got to experiment with recipe development. I made Beer Cheese Jerky Soup (delish), Pizza Dip and Beer Dip. With Cheese Jerky and Lakefront Brewery’s Wheat Monkey beer, this beer dip screams Wisconsin. It also pairs perfectly with pretzels.
Cheese Jerky Beer Dip
2 packages Cheese Jerky, grated
1 – 8oz package Neufchatel (or cream cheese), room temperature
1 ½ tsp Penzeys buttermilk ranch seasoning
2 Tbsp Lakefront Brewery’s Wheat Monkey beer, or more to taste
1. Place Neufchatel cheese in a mixing bowl and beat. Add Cheese Jerky and 2 Tbsp beer.
2. Mix in ranch seasoning until blended. If you want a thinner consistency, add more beer.
3. Transfer to a serving dish and enjoy with pretzels.
For more info on Cheese Jerky, visit cheesejerky.com.