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PJ’s Ultimate Cheese Snack

The Lady was standing in the new Murray’s Cheese Shop inside the Bardstown Road Kroger in the trendy Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, when a pixie of a lady walks in, delivering four boxes of PJ’s Beer Cheese. As luck would have it, it was PJ Robb, creator of one of Kentucky’s best beer cheese spreads. The Lady was so impressed, she forgot to take a picture of this famous Kentucky Cheese Swell… maybe next time…

PJ and her “crew” of two others … yep, there’s only three of them… have been making beer cheese sixteen years in Paris, Kentucky about 75 miles from Louisville. They make about 400 pounds of beer cheese a week and PJ delivers it herself to a few lucky establishments that include select Kroger stores.

PJ explained to The Lady that the recipe is simple: Sharp Cheddar, fresh garlic, fresh celery, beer and dried red pepper flakes. To make the “Hot” version, all she does is add more red pepper flakes…

The Lady and the Murray’s Cheese Shop Mongers decided to taste PJ’s spreads and used Passport Crackers (with everything) as the vessel to get the spreads into their mouths.

Wow… according to The Lady these spreads are delish. The Original has just a slight bite with the hoppy taste of beer and the sharpness of cheddar. The “Hot” certainly is… and The lady loves hot… but if you’re a bit on the faint of heart side, you might want to satisfy your beer cheese Jones and stick with The Original.

As usual… I was not allowed to visit Louisville… too many of those “No Pets Allowed” rules keep me off the road and confined to quarters with The Man… so The Lady is giving PJ’s Beer Cheese Spreads 4 Paws out of 4 Paws (cause that’s all I’ve got to loan…).

The Lady asked PJ if she would share the beer she uses… it’s Budweiser, which has just gotta make Mike Wright’s Beer Enthusiast heart just soar…

PJ’s is a Kentucky Proud Company… support your local artisans…

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