4 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
3 garlic cloves, minced
1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
Pretzel dipping sticks and sliced smoked sausage, veggies, etc
In a large bowl, combine cheese and flour. In a small saucepan, heat the beer, garlic, mustard and pepper over medium heat until bubbles form around sides of pan.
Reduce heat to medium-low; add a handful of cheese mixture. Stir constantly, using a figure-eight motion, until almost completely melted. Continue adding cheese, one handful at a time, allowing cheese to almost completely melt between additions. Keep warm. Serve with pretzels and sausage. Yield: 2 cups.