Unbelievable cheese fondue that will disappear in a minute! Serve with cubes of French bread.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine Cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, flour, salt, and black pepper in a bowl.

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  • Rub cut side of garlic clove around bottom and sides of fondue pot.

  • Pour beer into fondue pot and slowly bring to a simmer over medium-low heat, about 5 minutes.

  • Gradually stir cheese mixture into beer, adding small amounts at a time, until cheese is melted and blended, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Stir hot pepper sauce into cheese mixture.

Cook's note:

If mixture gets too thick, reheat and/or add a little more beer.

Nutrition Facts

332 calories; protein 20.2g; carbohydrates 6.8g; fat 23.1g; cholesterol 74.5mg; sodium 504.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2012
I boiled a can of bud select, let it simmer till the foam was going away, then switched heat to low and added a bunch of shredded cheddar and gruyere. Man gruyere is expensive, but the processed gruyere doesn't work, you have to get the real deal. I added the 2T flour, a little salt, pepper, garlic powder, and tiny bit of worcestershire. I did this kinda ghetto because I dont have a fondue pot, I just transferred the fondue to a slow cooker set to warm mode :) It worked:) Served with chopped breads and sausage. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/15/2012
this may have been a case of too many cooks causing trouble but this recipe really didn't work for us. We tried it with cheddar/jack cheese and that may have been the issue but the cheese never melted all the way. It ended up really gloppy and no combination of more cheese more beer more heat less heat more stirring...ad nauseum would fix it. Never had this trouble before! It still tasted ok but gloppy is not the texture we were going for. however I'm sure this was a case of 'user error' rather than fault of the recipe. Just wish I could figure out where we went wrong. Read More
(4)
78 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 52
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2012
I boiled a can of bud select, let it simmer till the foam was going away, then switched heat to low and added a bunch of shredded cheddar and gruyere. Man gruyere is expensive, but the processed gruyere doesn't work, you have to get the real deal. I added the 2T flour, a little salt, pepper, garlic powder, and tiny bit of worcestershire. I did this kinda ghetto because I dont have a fondue pot, I just transferred the fondue to a slow cooker set to warm mode :) It worked:) Served with chopped breads and sausage. Read More
(75)
Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2012
This was wonderful! The beer smelled awful when first beginning to heat it but once the cheese was added it became super fragrant. We had to stir it continuously for almost 10 more minutes than we were supposed to because the cheese was not thickening like we wanted it. Served with cauliflower and french bread. Read More
(75)
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2012
Perfect recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2012
First time making fondue and this was an easy recipe. Make sure to let the beer simmer a little until the foam is almost gone and stirred the whole time while slowly adding the cheese. We used this to dip steak and bread it was great. Now I will try more ambitious recipes in the futre but for a first timer was perfect no issues. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2012
FINALLY! A recipe that doesn't clump up and yet has a good swiss taste. We used Cache brand extra sharp cheese and some expensive swiss. We have been doing fondue every Christmas Eve for 19 years and never gave up on finding a recipe! We used Coors Light and 1 -2 teaspoons of tabasco sauce and dipped bread granny smith apples and cheese tortellini. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2013
I just added minced garlic to the pot, but otherwise made this as instructed. It was a hit with the crowd of visitors! We will make this again and again. Thanks for a great and easy recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2013
Tweaked the recipe a bit due to limited options in the fridge. Used a can of colors light with medium cheddar and a Mexican cheese blend. It didn't seem to be as think and cheesy as I wanted so i added a little bit of cornstarch and a lot more cheese. Not only did my husband and I eat all of it with our dinner but I swear I've been craving it randomly since. Oh and one more thing I made mine in a medium sauce pan because I don't have a fondue pot and it worked just fine. Can't wait to make it again! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2012
Delicious! And no problems at all:) Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2013
Worked perfectly the key to avoid clumping is to add the cheese mixture a little bit at a time while constantly whisking. We left out the hot pepper sauce as the kids were eating it as well and still tasted very good. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
07/15/2012
this may have been a case of too many cooks causing trouble but this recipe really didn't work for us. We tried it with cheddar/jack cheese and that may have been the issue but the cheese never melted all the way. It ended up really gloppy and no combination of more cheese more beer more heat less heat more stirring...ad nauseum would fix it. Never had this trouble before! It still tasted ok but gloppy is not the texture we were going for. however I'm sure this was a case of 'user error' rather than fault of the recipe. Just wish I could figure out where we went wrong. Read More
(4)
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