Fondue Recipes:
Easy Cheese Fondue with a Twist

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  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 15m

I love cheese fondue recipes.

Cheese fondue sometimes sounds exotic because some recipes do use a few ingredients that some of us may not have on hand all the time. We’ve all got these ingredients on hand though.

Cheese Fondue Recipes with a Twist


  • 1 pound grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup beer
  • 1 teaspoon paprika (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon deli style mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (for dipping)


Step 1

Mix Cheddar with beer in a fondue pot (if you don't have a fondue pot, a crockpot will work nicely). Heat slowly, stirring frequently, until melted. Add seasonings. Keep warm over a small fondue flame.

Step 2

Fill bread basket or bowl with crusty French or Italian bread cut into 1x1" cubes. Spear the bread with a long, heat proof fork and dip it into the warmed cheese. The fondue will be a bit thin at first, but will thicken as it continues to warm.


  • Use a mix of Gruyere, Swiss, Emmenthaler and muenster for a more traditional cheese fondue.
  • Using a spicy cheese like pepper Jack or a cheese with Jalapeno peppers turns this more into a Mexican cheese fondue.

This cheese fondue recipe is more of a North American take on the traditional fondue.

Beer is substituted for the usual wine and cheddar cheese is used in place of more European cheeses like gruyere or swiss.

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