Do you love fondue? You’ll love this insanely easy recipe for beer cheese fondue!
Meet a combination of beer, cheese, and just a few other simple ingredients and you’ve created an irresistibly dippable beer cheese fondue.
Beer Cheese Fondue With Simple Ingredients
This beer cheese fondue is truly for any level cook, from beginner to pro and it turns out PERFECT every time.
In actuality, it is one of my all-time, most used recipes for appetizers and meals alike.
Whether you are having friends and family over or sitting around your fire pit, this is the beer cheese fondue you will love for dipping!
What makes this beer cheese fondue different from all others? The beer used!
Tools For Fondue
Tools for fondue are super important because you want to be able to maneuver whatever you’re dipping in the cheese, so make sure you grab at least a set of fondue forks.
If you are dipping strawberries in a chocolate fondue you will be really happy you purchased these.
Plus they are a very small investment that helps to elevate the experience!
Melted cheese is so comforting and tastes delicious. When you combine the right ingredients it just sails with flavor!
You can always scroll right to the recipe with the special beer I used if you want or keep reading to get all the tips, tricks, and details!
Beer cheese fondue: success is in the fondue pot!
I have my own cooking essentials for this particular recipe and all my fondue recipes and they are made in the USA of fabulous stainless steel.
Now you see my secret to one-pot fondue. It is my slow cooker base and a 4 quart Pot, with a fondue ring & 6 colored fondue forks!
Alternatively, you could use the 2.3 Quart pot on the slow cooker base, we use both!
You can cook this in a pot and transfer it to a fondue warmer, but wow that is a lot of work and extra dishes. Thanks no thanks!
In fact, I use this cookware daily and then I just use the fondue conversion kit.
Make your everyday meals in these pots and then use them to bake with, from stove to oven, and make fondue.
Irresistibly Dippable Beer Cheese Fondue
What types of foods do we dip in the irresistibly dippable beer cheese fondue?
Since this is a very versatile dip, yet clings well to most items, I suggest the following items:
- soft pretzels (break into pieces and use your fondue dipping sticks
- crusty french bread
- thicker, scoopable tortilla chips
- crusty dark rye bread pieces
- bavarian hard pretzel pieces (however, no double-dipping!)
- uncooked cauliflower pieces
- celery sticks
- cucumber slices (though it may slide because it is a wet surface, so use a knife for spreading on this I do!)
- apples (I suggest granny smith for the tart taste against the bold beer cheese fondue flavors)
- thicker crackers
You’ve got the idea, and there are so many more options you can add from carrot sticks to broccoli and every veggie in between that is firm!
Unsurpassed Beer Base
I’ve used a lot of different beers in my different beer and cheese fondues but this combination is my absolute favorite.
From the tan-colored head on this beer to its deep mahogany color, the beer used in this recipe is just a tinge sweet.
More to the light-bodied flavor than medium and in every way completes the 3 main ingredients that when combined create a perfect trifecta.
Just don’t change the beer because the bavarian beer provides a very different taste than any other!
The beer I have been using is a Bavarian beer and it makes this recipe, undeniably dip-worthy.
Start To Finish: Fast Bavarian Beer Cheese Fondue
For those using the cookware I shared above to create Bavarian Beer Cheese Fondue, it will take about 10 minutes maximum via stovetop and then you can transfer it to the slow cooker base to stay warm.
In fact, it is that easy, and with such easy ingredients, you can buy them anywhere!
Tips For Beer Cheese Fondue
First, fresh Gruyere surpasses bagged and shredded Gruyere.
Fresh pepper is a must.
A combination of Hony Mustard with Dark Spicy Mustard is awesome.
Always grate any cheese going into this fondue.
Do not use cold Bavarian beer, instead, you will want room temperature beer.
Add flour in a little at a time and do note that you can add a bit more teaspoon by teaspoon if it is not as thick as you would prefer.
If you want a bit of spice, add in a teaspoon to 2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper.
Keep the fondue warm when serving.
When to serve this amazing fondue?
So in my world, this is a fondue, but it can also be a full-blown meal entree.
How? Add a side salad, and a glass of wine, and well, there you have it, an entree!
Dip veggies into the bavarian beer cheese fondue, chunks of crusty French bread, and just enjoy every single bite!
You can take this to any tailgating or home gating party during football season.
It’s so easy to make and it will solidify when traveling and then it is easy to heat upon arrival to your destination.
Use it fireside as a simple snack.
I suggest always serving with some grapes because there is just something about grapes and fondue that go great together.
What if you have leftover cheese fondue?
If you make this and it all does not get eaten, you have a few simple choices.
First, you can freeze the fondue. Just grab a zippered freezer bag and label and freeze for up to 6 months.
Also, you can use this when it is warmed up atop scallops and sauteed spinach. Total foodgasm and you only need a few teaspoons.
Of course, you could toast up some bread and reheat the fondue and make a grilled ‘cheatah!’ This is what we have done before and we love it!
Also, if you have guests over don’t forget to offer a container to go to, I mean, if they are eating there they will eat it when they go home too.
Grab the Recipe For Bavarian Beer Cheese Fondue Right Here
- 11 oz Bavarian Beer (room temperature)
- 2 1/2 C freshly grated sharp cheddar (white or yellow)
- 6 oz of freshly grated Gruyere Cheese (or very thinly sliced)
- 1 Tbsp of AP Flour ( I used whole wheat flour )
- 3 Tablespoons of Spicy Brown Mustard
- 2 Teaspoons of Worcestershire
- 1 Tablespoon of Hot Sauce (optional)
- Freshly Milled Pepper to taste
- Freshly baked soft pretzels, veggies or crackers to dip in fondue!
- Prepare your fondue pot (per directions for transferring from the stovetop, or make sure your slow cooker base as I shared in the post is on and ready to continue heating the mixture you will have prepared on the stovetop.
- Place beer in your pot, on medium-high, and this will create it to almost come to a boil.
- At that point, lower heat, and add in the mixture of grated cheeses and flour.
- Stir to combine and allow this to simmer. Do keep a watchful eye as you stir to not burn the contents.
- Once combined and 3/4 melted, add in the mustard, the Worchester, and the hot sauce (if using)
- Now add in freshly milled pepper. Stir.
- Remove from heat and place on your slow cooker base or in your fondue pot.
- Caution, it will be very hot and if you dip immediately you could scald your mouth.
- Enjoy ~ Dana XO
Read the blog post for tips and tricks to perfect your beer cheese fondue-making craft.
Whether you need the perfect fondue kit or you are looking for a great stove to slow cooker pot, I've got you covered.
Mae sure to keep this heated when you are serving!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1010Total Fat: 70gSaturated Fat: 39gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 205mgSodium: 1735mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 55g
nutritional content may be inaccurate