Garlic and Herb Cheese Fondue

Garlic and Herb Cheese Fondue Recipe

One of the many wedding gifts we were given was a fondue pot and a fondue cookbook. The cookbook is called Dip Into Something Different and is full of the Melting Pot recipes and ideas, but we have only tried a few. Our favorite is the Garlic and Herb Cheese Fondue. I have never been to Melting Pot, but we have done fondue at home many times. The boys aren’t so sure about it, but we love it. I don’t have a double-boiler, so just stack a smaller pot in my large stock pot to do a makeshift double boiler. It isn’t perfect, but it works!

My only problem is it makes a lot of dishes, so I don’t do it very often because the clean up is not so fun. The actual fondue doesn’t use a lot of dishes, but it’s cooking everything else that goes with it as your dipping items. There are so many delicious things to dip in a cheese fondue.

Cheese Fondue dipper ideas:

  • Raw broccoli
  • Fresh homemade bread
  • Cooked sausage
  • Cooked steak tips
  • Boiled potatoes, cut into bite-size pieces
  • Tortellini or ravioli
  • Pretzels
  • Carrots
  • Almost any vegetable is good, raw or roasted
  • Ham
  • Bacon

Fondue is always fun because it can be so flexible. There are so many things you can use to dip in your fondue, it’s a crowd pleaser for sure! And even better, the leftovers from this are actually pretty good warmed up. I’ve reheated it the following day with some of our spare dippers. It wasn’t quite as good as it was fresh, but still yummy enough to be able to enjoy again.

Garlic and Herb Cheese Fondue
Servings: 4
  • 2 3/4 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup cheap beer
  • 4 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 cup cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/3 tbsp milk
  • 2/3 tbsp sour cream
  • 2/3 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 2/3 tbsp chives
  • 1/3 tbsp onion minced
  1. In a small bowl, toss the cheese with the flour
  2. Use a double boiler to bring 2 inches of water to boil over high heat
  3. Meanwhile, whisk all ingredients for the sauce together
  4. Reduce heat to medium and pour in beer
  5. Stir in garlic and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly
  6. Add half of the cheese and cook until it melts
  7. Add remaining cheese, a little at a time, until it is all melted
  8. Fold in the sauce and pepper
  9. Pour into warm fondue pot and keep warm over low heat
Recipe Notes
Don’t forget your dipping items. Some of our favorites are homemade bread, raw broccoli, sliced cooked sausage, tortellini, cooked steak tips, and cooked potato wedges.

Garlic and Herb Cheese Fondue

Garlic and Herb Cheese Fondue

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