It’s been a while since I’ve shared a recipe and today I’m so excited to share this family favorite easy cheese fondue recipe with you.
We love making this with the kids and you can serve it with just about anything you like – I mean, what’s not simply scrumptious with melted cheese all over it?! We usually follow it up with a yummy chocolate fondue for dessert…the perfect small indulgence!
Keep reading below for the recipe, and since I’m joining other bloggers all sharing their recipes this week, links to all of their delicious recipes are down below too. Enjoy!
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First of all, my friend, Marty, of A Stroll Thru Life, is hosting our recipe hop this month, and as always, I would like to extend a huge thanks for all of the hard work she always puts in for these tours. Marty very sadly just lost her son, after losing her husband last year as well. I cannot imagine how difficult it must be for her to go through such a tragic experience and my heart breaks for her… I so admire Marty for her strength to keep working and persevering. Thank you, Marty, from the bottom of my heart for all you do for our community!
WHAT TYPE OF CHEESE DO I USE?
There are so many different types of cheese you can use for fondue.
Swiss cheese is a common choice, many recipes using Emmental cheese, Gruyere cheese and even combinations of different cheeses.
For my easy cheese fondue recipe, I’m using sharp Cheddar cheese – the older the better for that delicious, rich flavor!
WHAT DO I SERVE WITH CHEESE FONDUE?
In my opinion, anything goes and the possibilities are literally endless!
We’ve tried everything and we love to mix it up with something different every time we make this delicious recipe.
Some of our favorite foods to dip into our cheese fondue:
- Crusty baguette or homemade bread – I make this fabulous artisanal bread and it is perfect with cheese fondue.
- Cooked sausage, chicken, steak, any cooked meat is delicious!
- Sautéed shrimp – oh this is such an incredible combination!
- Sautéed mushrooms, any variety.
- Steamed or raw veggies, like broccoli or broccolini, cauliflower.
- Apples of any kind, but we especially love Granny Smith.
- Roasted potatoes are perfect for dipping in this recipe too.
- The list goes on!
CAN CHEESE FONDUE BE SERVED AS A MEAL?
Absolutely! I love to make this for my family on special occasions like Valentine’s Day or New Year’s. It’s always such a treat.
My sister is the one who found this recipe originally – I have no idea where, I think a newspaper article – and we’ve been loving it ever since.
My siblings and I and our spouses used to get together and take turns hosting a fondue night – cheese fondue would be our appetizer, meat fondue with various dipping sauces was the main event, and we would complete the meal with chocolate fondue…it was always such a fun night!
Since our families have grown and our lives are busier, we don’t do it anymore, but I think we will just have to start this tradition again soon!
EASY CHEESE FONDUE RECIPE
Simple and delicious, this easy cheese fondue can be served with anything!
- 3 cups Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 tbsp Flour
- 1 tsp Olive Oil
- 1 cup Dry white wine
- 1 clove Garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard I like to use whole grain, old fashioned style
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper You can adjust the heat to your likeness
- salt and pepper to taste
Grate cheese in a large bowl
Add flour and mix well
Brush a medium size saucepan with olive oil, turn on to medium heat
Add wine and garlic
Bring to a boil
Add cheese, once melted, boil for one minute
Stir in all remaning ingredients, mix well
Pour into a cheese fondue pot
This delicious cheese fondue is amazing with just about anything! Some of our favorites include: crusty bread, sausages, sautéed mushrooms, apples, broccoli, cauliflower.
I’ve never tried any other cheese fondue recipes from scratch, but I have bought a few different kinds over the years and I can tell you, nothing compares to this delicious recipe.
What I love about it – the combination of the sharp Cheddar cheese, dry white wine, Dijon mustard and that hint of nutmeg. It also has a touch of cayenne pepper for a little kick as well.
Everyone I’ve served this recipe to over the years, just raves about how delicious it is. It does not disappoint!
Please be sure to visit all of the bloggers in this month’s blog hop to get all of the delicious recipes below! Bon Appétit! xo