Gar, is this good! Nippy cheddar, a packet of dry cheddar powder from a pantry box of Mac ‘N Cheese, beer, Dijon and a shot of Tabasco make these the perfect foil to holiday cocktails, ale, or simply Perrier and cranberry juice. If you slice thin shavings of the log and bake it the second time to crisp – the shavings do nicely as crostini (instead of dry toasts). I used a sharp Canadian cheddar or a great American cheddar (Cabot is a great choice) for these gift-able, savoury biscotti. As for the beer, any great Canadian beer will do but Labatt's is a classic.