Appetizer | January 23, 2020

Beer & Cheddar Cheese Fondue Recipe

Its time to pull your skewers out, because today is all about fondue!  This creamy cheddar cheese fondue recipe is made with beer, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce for a smooth and savory fondue that you won’t be able to resist dipping into.

Cheddar cheese fondue recipe in two white mugs, surrounded by bread and veggies on a wooden cutting board.

What is Cheese Fondue?

The word fondue is the feminine passive past participle of the French verb fondre (“to melt”) used as a noun. Fondue is simply a dish in which small pieces of food are dipped into a hot sauce or a hot cooking medium such as oil or broth. Or it is often a melted cheese dish served in a communal pot over a heat source, and eaten by dipping bread into the cheese using long-stemmed forks.

Cheddar cheese fondue recipe in two white mugs, surrounded by bread and veggies.

We have an amazing broth fondue here on the blog, as well as a chocolate fondue.  So if you’re interested in serving up a fondue feast – we have you covered.

Cheddar cheese fondue recipe being dipped into.

What Do I Need To Make This Cheddar Cheese Fondue Recipe?

You’ll need:

  • butter
  • garlic
  • beer
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • cheddar cheese
  • heavy cream

Pro Tip: DO NOT buy pre-shredded cheese.  There are too many additives in pre-shredded that results in a grainy fondue.

Ingredients for cheese fondue.

Tell Me How To Make It

I recommend using a fondue pot for making this recipe.  You can use a saucepan over the stove, but I think having that heated pot while eating your fondue, keeps it smooth and warm.

  1. Heat your fondue pot to medium.  Add butter and melt.
  2. Add in minced garlic and cook about 30 seconds until fragrant.
  3. Pour in beer.
  4. Add worchershire sauce and bring to a boil.  Cook 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, combine grated cheese and flour in a large bowl.  Toss to coat.
  6. Add cheese mixture to fondue pot.  Reduce heat to low.
  7. Stir until smooth.
  8. Add a splash of heavy cream and stir until smooth.  Serve immediately.

Pro Tip: Adding flour to your cheese keeps it from clumping together, and also acts as a thickener.

How to make cheddar cheese fondue recipe.

What Should I Use To Dip Into My Fondue?

When it comes to the dippers – use your imagination! Most everything tastes good dipped in cheese!

I like to do:

  • crusty bread
  • green apple slices
  • carrots
  • broccoli
  • bell peppers
  • pretzels
  • summer sausage

Cheddar cheese fondue recipe in two white mugs, surrounded by bread and veggies on a wooden cutting board.

Is Fondue A Meal?

Fondue is really the perfect appetizer for a romantic evening, or an evening with your family. Serving fondue is so much fun!  I love that you can serve it in courses, and it is interactive for everyone.  Not only is it a meal, but its a wonderful bonding activity.

Close up of cheddar cheese fondue recipe.

What type of Fondue Pot Should I Use?

There are two main types of fondue pots:

I own an electric fondue pot, and that is what I prefer.  I love that I can control the temperature and it is easily cleaned.

Cheddar cheese fondue recipe in two white mugs, surrounded by bread and veggies on a wooden cutting board.

Let’s Be BFFs!

If you tried these cheese fries or any other recipe on the blog then don’t forget to rate the recipe and leave us a comment below. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest to see what else we’re getting up to!

5 from 1 vote
Cheddar cheese fondue recipe in two white mugs, surrounded by bread and veggies on a wooden cutting board.
Beer and Cheddar Cheese Fondue Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

A delicious and easy cheese fondue for sharing with friends. 

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheddar cheese fondue, cheese fondue, fondue recipe
Servings: 24
Calories: 170 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
Cheese Fondue
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1.5 cups beer
  • 2 tbsp worchestershire sauce
  • 8 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
Dipper Ideas
  • French bread broken into bite sized pieces
  • carrots
  • green apples
  • summer sausage
  • radishes
  • pretzels
  • broccoli
  • snap peas
Instructions
  1. Heat your fondue pot to medium.  Add butter and melt.
  2. Add in minced garlic and cook about 30 seconds until fragrant.
  3. Pour in beer.
  4. Add worchershire sauce and bring to a boil.  Cook 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, combine grated cheese and flour in a large bowl.  Toss to coat.
  6. Add cheese mixture to fondue pot.  Reduce heat to low.
  7. Stir until smooth.
  8. Add a splash of heavy cream and stir until smooth.  Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional Info does not include dippers.

DO NOT use preshredded cheese.  Pre-shredded cheese has too many additives, resulting in a gritty fondue.

Nutrition Facts
Beer and Cheddar Cheese Fondue Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 253mg11%
Potassium 52mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 410IU8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 275mg28%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

One thought on “Beer & Cheddar Cheese Fondue Recipe

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.