Craft Beer Cheese Fondue Recipe

Craft Beer Cheese Fondue | #craftbeer #cheese #fondue #appetizers #recipe

Hi friends! I’m bringing you a late-night post for something so very important – the Spiked! American Craft Beer Recipe Challenge, hosted by Frugal Foodie Mama and This Gal Cooks! It’s a fun challenge these gals put on every couple of months, specifying a fun alcoholic beverage to cook with. And this time around is Craft Beer – and I thought it sounded like fun! So let’s get to our entry – this amazing Craft Beer Cheese Fondue Recipe!


Now my friend Erin is well acquainted with craft beer – her husband and friends even brew their own! So I called upon her knowledge and expertise as to what we should make. She snagged a recipe and ingredients and came over this past weekend for a fun Beer n’ Brunch! Disclosure – a few beers were lost during the creation of this recipe. We went with the a New Belgium Summer Seasonal Ale – yum!

Craft Beer Cheese Fondue | #craftbeer #cheese #fondue #appetizers #recipe

Craft Beer Cheese Fondue
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Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 4-6
  • ½ clove garlic
  • 1 cup chosen craft beer (we used New Belgium Summer Seasonal Ale)
  • 8 ounces shredded gouda
  • 8 ounces sharp shredded cheddar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Dash ground pepper
  • Dash nutmeg
  • Bite sized pieces of baguette, green apple, veggies and/or sausage
  1. Rub the bottom and sides of fondue pot with garlic clove.
  2. Add the craft beer and heat until steam begins to rise from the beer.
  3. In a small bowl, toss together the cheese with the cornstarch.
  4. Reduce heat to medium low, then gradually add cheese to the beer.
  5. Stir continuously until the mixture is melted and smooth.
  6. Season with black pepper and nutmeg.
  7. Serve fondue immediately, with bite sized baguette, green apple, veggies and/or sausage.
  8. Enjoy!


Craft Beer Cheese Fondue | #craftbeer #cheese #fondue #appetizers #recipe

This craft beer cheese fondue recipes is so very tasty! We dipped pieces of baguette, green apple (so yum!), potato, sausage, broccoli, cauliflower and asparagus. I think the baguette (I love my bread), apple and asparagus were my favorite. So very easy but oh – so tasty! You NEED to give this a try!

Craft Beer Cheese Fondue | #craftbeer #cheese #fondue #appetizers #recipe

So at your next party or Beer n’ Brunch, whip out your fondue pot and give this craft beer cheese fondue recipe a try!


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Kimberly Sneed
Hi, I'm Kimberly! A working mom, wife to my best friend and mother to two adorable boys. By day I'm a project manager and list-maker extraordinaire, and by night I attempt to make our house a home. I enjoy crafting/DIY, decorating, photography, thrifting and love to share my creative adventures with you!
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  1. Love the cheese fondue Kimberly! New Belgium Summer Seasonal beer is a great choice too! Hope your summer is going well!
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  2. This looks so good, Kim! I’d be soaking that bread up in that fondue too! I love bread! Thank you so much for participating in the Spiked! Challenge!
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  3. This recipe pretty much makes me want to break out my electric fondue pot… like tonight! ;) I haven’t used it in way too long!
    Thank you so much for entering the Spiked! American Craft Beer Recipe Challenge and Good Luck!!
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  4. Robyn S. says:

    Did you use your electric fondue pot to melt the cheese, or did you heat it up in the stove top before pouring it in the pot? It looks so yummy, I’m planning on making it tomorrow for our Pinterest girls’ night!

  5. Umm… Yum! We love the beer cheese from Mellow Mushroom. Pinned this to my secret board for the hubs. Doing an Oktoberfest 30th bash for him. Pretzels, brats, cheese, beer. This is perfect!
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  6. I tried this recipe the other night and it was disastrous! The cheese separated from the beer and became a huge rubbery mess. What did I do wrong? Too high on the heat or maybe the cheese needed to be shredded and not cubed?? All in all it tasted delicious but the consistency was wayyyyy off!

  7. My husband bought me a fondue set for Christmas, so we decided to have a fondue date night at home last night. We made this recipe, and we LOVED IT!!!! Being that we couldn’t find the summer ale since it’s winter, we still used a Belgium ale and it worked great! We are also big on cheese, so we used Extra Sharp Tillamook Cheddar cheese, and it was delicious! We couldn’t stop eating the fondue, we had made something else for dinner, and we said nah that will be lunch tomorrow instead and kept eating the fondue! So just wanted to say we loved it, and will totally be making this again!!

  8. Christine says:

    I don’t have a fondue pot- could I do this in a crock pot? If so what would you change/adjust? Thanks!


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