If you like cheese fondue, you will enjoy this super easy recipe. The best part is if you don’t have a fondue pot, you can still make it on the stovetop as long as you stay close by the pot to constantly stir the deliciousness. I have made this community fondue style in a fondue pot and also served individually with an arrangement of dippables This also reheats well if you toss it in a pan on medium heat until it gets back to its melty and gooey consistency
Here is what you need to make this gooey cheesy goodness (Serves 6-10 people):
- 2 8oz. blocks of sharp cheddar (I recommend somewhat nice cheese because it melts better)
- 1 8oz. block of swiss cheese (again, the nicer, the less greasy and more melty)
- 1 clove of garlic
- ½ salt
- ¼ pepper
- 1 tbsp. flour
- Worcestershire sauce
- 1 12oz. can or bottle of a blonde/light beer. (I used a Belgian ale, but I’ve seen regular lager and even High Life used with very tasty results. The flavor will come through in the fondue so get a mild flavored beer that you enjoy)
- Breads, fruits, veggies and whatever else you want to dip into your fondue. I went with diced Cuban bread, pretzel bread, apple slices and baby carrots
Here is what you do. I promise it’s easy.
- Prep the dipping elements first as you will have to tend to the fondue once you start adding the cheese.
- Cut the garlic clove in half and wipe the inside of the fondue pot with the garlic.
- On medium heat, warm the beer until it starts to lightly boil. Allow the beer to boil for about 5 minutes to cook out some of the alcohol flavor.
- While the beer is warming, grate the cheese and combine the cheese, flour, salt and pepper into a large bowl.
- Slowly add the cheese to the boiling beer, stirring each new addition until the fondue is smooth. Keep doing this until all of the cheese has been added to the pot.
- Continue to stir until the cheese is fully melted and has a nice thick texture. (I suggest testing the fondue every few minutes by dipping a spoon into the fondue. If it sticks to the spoon and isn’t runny, it’s ready).
- Finish the fondue with a splash of the Worcestershire sauce (about ¼ tsp. if you want to get precise). Feel free to add more if you prefer and also hot sauce can be added too.
- If it’s in the fondue pot, simply allow people to dig in. If you used a regular pot to cook the fondue, place it in a container that can be easily reheated in case the fondue starts to cool down.
…and like Forrest Gump, that’s all I have to say about that. Enjoy!