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Dipping a red apple in cheddar cheese fondue

Cheddar Cheese Fondue Recipe

A simple cheddar cheese fondue recipe. Great for a start, dinner side, or as the first course of a fondue party.

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 cup beer (light beer works great)
  • 8 to 11 ounces freshly shredded cheddar cheese (we love smoked cheddar!)
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard


  1. Pre-heat your fondue pot.
  2. Prepare your cheddar cheese by freshly grating it and tossing it with flour.
  3. In your fondue pot, bring the beer to a boil.
  4. Once the beer reaches a boil, add half of your shredded cheddar cheese and whisk.
  5. Add the remaining cheese and whisk until it is smooth and creamy.
  6. Add the Worcestershire and ground mustard.
  7. Keep on warm and serve with dippers.


When I first made this recipe, I was worried about it containing alcohol – but it burns off. I’ve found alcohol bases are best to make the cheese creamy and smooth. We often use bud light.

Don’t skip the flour – you need a thickener.

Freshly grated cheese is a must. Store-bought will have anti-clumping additives. 

It is best to prepare the cheese fondue right before you serve it.

A double broiler is recommended to prevent burning.

See the entire recipe post for the best dipper ideas for cheese fondue.

  • Author: Northern Yum
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 281
  • Sugar: 5.6 g
  • Sodium: 419.8 mg
  • Fat: 19.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.1 g
  • Protein: 14 g
  • Cholesterol: 56.1 mg

Keywords: cheddar, cheese, fondue, appetizer, party

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