Homemade Cheese Fondue

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Homemade fondue gives you the perfect soft, gooey, melty cheese for dipping your favorite bread, pretzels, and veggies. Whether you want to use a fondue pot, stovetop, or slow cooker, we’ve got all the instructions for you!

We absolutely love dipping sauces. We prefer cheese. This recipe hit the jackpot for us. It helps that we always seem to have a dozen different kinds of cheese on hand, so we can really make it anytime we want. Is this not normal? Trust us, you need more cheese in your life, and this recipe is the perfect way to make it happen. Of course, you can add some veggies to the mix to make it healthier. But honestly, if we were making a cheese dip, you’d know that a bowl of veggies would stay full and the pretzels and bread would be gone in 5 minutes. You can dip this cheesy goodness on all your favorite foods!

Cheese Options:

We’re keeping it classic with this recipe today, but with plenty of cheese options. It is best to choose at least 2 types of cheese for your fondue. Some of our favorite cheeses are:

  • Gruyère (Swiss cheese)
  • sharp cheddar cheese
  • Gouda
  • Fontina
  • count

Wine Substitutes for Homemade Fondue:

We love substituting beer for mirin for a truly amazing beer cheese dip. Or, if you don’t want to drink alcohol, you can substitute apple juice.

Can I use store bought pre-shredded cheese?

We always recommend using freshly grated cheese. Some store-bought cheese has an anti-caking coating, and it doesn’t melt very well.

Do I have to use a fondue pot?

You can do it in a fondue pot, on the stovetop, or even in a slow cooker. We prefer a fondue pot because it keeps your cheese at the perfect temperature while it’s macerating.

Slow Cooker Instructions:

If you choose to make this in a slow cooker, you can follow the same instructions as for the fondue pot. No need to stir until melted, just add the cheese mixture to the hot wine, cover and cook on high for 30 minutes then low for 45 minutes. Just be sure to check your hot pot and stir it every now and then.

Dip suggestion:

really what No With fondue? Okay, maybe fondue isn’t for everything, but there are plenty of good options. Some of our favorites include:

  • bread
  • Granny Smith Apples
  • cherry tomatoes
  • cooked meat
  • roasted vegetables
  • Pretzels
Bite into a pretzel on a skewer dipped in cheese fondue.

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

You can store leftover fondue in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat in a fondue pot or saucepan on the stove, adding more liquid as needed to thin it out, until heated through.

If you liked this recipe, you might be interested in these other delicious dip recipes:

Overhead view of a pot of cheese fondue.

Homemade fondue gives you the perfect soft, gooey, melty cheese for dipping your favorite bread, pretzels, and veggies. Whether you want to use a fondue pot, stovetop, or slow cooker, we’ve got all the instructions for you!

Preparation time 20 minute

cooking time 20 minute

total time 40 minute

raw material

  • 1 clove garlic peeled
  • 1 cup cooking wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken soup
  • 16 ounce Gruyère (Swiss cheese) Chopped
  • 8 ounce sharp cheddar cheese Chopped
  • 2 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

instruct

  • In a fondue pot or heatproof dish, rub the inside of the container with a peeled garlic clove. Add the wine and broth, and bring the liquid to a near boil.

  • Mix the shredded cheese with the cornstarch and sprinkle with nutmeg. Add to hot liquid and stir until cheese liquefies.

  • Keep warm and add more liquid as needed as it will thicken as it sets. Enjoy it!

Calories: 502kcal | carbohydrate: 3G | protein: 32G | fat: 37G | Saturated fat: twenty twoG | Polyunsaturated fats: 2G | Monounsaturated fats: 11G | cholesterol: 123mg | sodium: 563mg | Potassium: 145mg | fiber: 1G | sugar: 1G | Vitamin A: 1096unit | Vitamin C: 2mg | calcium: 1043mg | iron: 1mg

Homemade Fondue