Cheese Fondue with Beer

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Last Updated on June 18, 2020 by Lisa Johnson

I am in the middle of packing, trying to find a house to live in 3,000 miles away, and all I think about today was cheese! Maybe it’s because today is my friend Claire’s birthday and she is a cheese addict? Maybe it’s because I am totally stressed out and Cheese Fondue with Beer is the least logical thing to eat when you are lactose intolerant!

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Whatever the reason may be, this Cheese Fondue with Beer really hit the spot! LOL

I started with my lactose-free cheddar cheese, but then felt the need to add Swiss cheese….because fondue is supposed to have Swiss cheese, right? Well mine does, but feel free to use Gruyere, Fontina, or whatever cheese tickles your fancy. 😉

This time around I decided to use a light beer, a Lager actually, rather than wine and it was just as delicious! Feel free to substitute white wine for the beer if you prefer. 🙂

Cheese Fondue with Beer lager cookingwithcurls.com

How to make Cheese Fondue with Beer:

Grate your cheese and toss with the cornstarch to thoroughly coat the cheese…..

Cheese Fondue cornstarch cookingwithcurls.com

Next I tossed the cheeses, beer, Dijon mustard, and pressed garlic into a medium saucepan…..

Cheese Fondue melt cookingwithcurls.com

Heat your mixture over MEDIUM LOW heat, stirring constantly until melted and combined. At one point I was starting to think that it would never combine into a smooth, delicious gooey cheese concoction but then it magically melted…..

Cheese Fondue with Beer dipped cauliflower | cookingwithcurls.com

I served my fondue with steamed broccoli and cauliflower, and Sauteed Zucchini and Carrots…..

Cheese Fondue with Beer served with grilled and steamed vegetables cookingwithcurls.com

I was going for variety!! I also served fresh cherry tomatoes and button mushrooms {yes, that is chunks of bacon in the corner}…..

Cheese Fondue with Beer served with fresh vegetables cookingwithcurls.com

Then I chopped up a baguette and pretzel roll, so I create cheese fondue dipped bacon cheeseburgers…..

Cheese Fondue Bacon Cheeseburger baby!! cookingwithcurls.com

Oh ya baby, I grilled up a filet and sliced it thin…..

Cheese Fondue with Beer served with seared filet cookingwithcurls.com

then stacked a slice of beef, a chunk of bacon, and a chunk of pretzel roll and dunked it into the yummy fondue…..heaven!! And of course more veggies…..

Cheese Fondue with Beer dipped broccoli cookingwithcurls.com

dipped into this gooey, cheesy fondue pot of gold…..

Cheese Fondue with Beer| cookingwithcurls.com

that makes a big ‘ol mess if you’re not careful. 😉

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Cheese Fondue with Beer

This Cheese Fondue with Beer is served with vegetables, bread, and a few surprises! 
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, fondue, appetizer, beer, recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson


Cheese Fondue

  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 8 ounces Swiss cheese (grated)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup lager beer (or wine)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 large clove garlic (pressed or finely minced)
  • 1/16 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Things to dip into the fondue

  • grilled zucchini and carrots
  • steamed broccoli and cauliflower
  • bread chunks
  • fresh tomatoes and mushrooms
  • sliced filet or sirloin, cooked medium-rare
  • chunks of bacon


  • Thoroughly mix grated cheese with cornstarch.
  • Place cheeses, beer, mustard, garlic in a medium saucepan and heat over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until melted.
  • Stir in cayenne and pour into fondue pot with a heat source. (sterno/gas or electric)
  • Serve immediately with bread or pretzel chunks, fresh, steamed, or grilled vegetables, grilled beef, and bacon chunks if desired.


The nutrition facts are for the Cheese Fondue only.


Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 57mg | Vitamin A: 525IU | Calcium: 429mg | Iron: 0.3mg


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  1. Oh Lisa, this sounds so delicious. I must confess I have never made fondue at home, but after reading your post and your delicious recipe it’s now on my “must make” list for sure. Thanks so much for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday party this weekend. Pinning and sharing.

    We look forward to seeing you again soon with another delicious recipe.


  2. I have had beer cheese soup before, but never thought about it as a fondue. This sounds perfectly amazing! I am pinning this to my party foods board and would be so honored if you would come by and share it at my link party on Sunday, Celebrate it Sunday.

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