Beer & Cheddar Fondue

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


2 cups

Updated: Apr. 24, 2022
This great-tasting beer cheese fondue is my mom's favorite, so I make it for her birthday every year. I like to serve this cheddar cheese fondue recipe with apple slices, rye bread cubes, and chunks of carrots, mushrooms, celery, zucchini, squash and broccoli. —Amanda Wentz, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Beer & Cheddar Fondue Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • Radishes, sliced apples and breadsticks


  1. In a large bowl, combine cheese and flour. In a small saucepan, heat the beer, garlic, mustard and pepper over medium heat until bubbles form around sides of pan.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low; add a handful of cheese mixture. Stir constantly, using a figure-8 motion, until almost completely melted. Continue adding cheese mixture, 1 handful at a time, allowing cheese to almost completely melt between additions. Keep warm. Serve with radishes, sliced apples and breadsticks.

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  • To make a fresh garlic clove easy to peel, gently crush it with the flat side of a large knife blade to loosen the peel. If you don’t have a large knife, you can crush the garlic with a small can. The peel will come right off.
  • Sharp cheddar cheese has been aged longer than regular cheddar. As cheese ages, its flavor becomes more pronounced. Using aged cheese in a recipe can add complexity and rich flavor, even to humble favorites like mac ’n’ cheese.
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  • Nutrition Facts

    1/4 cup: 221 calories, 16g fat (12g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 341mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 12g protein.