Simple Beer and Cheese Fondue Recipe

cheese and beer fondue

St. Patrick's Day is near and it's time to organize your beer-based menu. Sensibus presents some delicious cheese and beer recipes to celebrate the most famous Irish celebration in the world.

Let's start with a simple fondue cheese recipe enriched by the intense and sweet flavor of an Irish Red Ale. Serve it as a tasty appetizer or a main course.

What Kind of Cheese for Fondue?

We propose a cheese fondue recipe with Fontina, Swiss cheese and Gorgonzola. Cheese fondue is a traditional Swiss dish, so we've decided to make an Alpine cheese selection for this recipe.

cheese fondue dippers

Instructions: 
  • Cut the Swiss cheese and Fontina into cubes;
  • in a saucepan pour the beer and add slowly the cheeses;
  • cook over a low heat until the cheese is completly melt, then add the Gorgonzola and continue cooking for 15 minutes;
  • dice the toast or fresh bread if you perfer, brown it on a pan for 5 minutes;
  • serve the fontina in little terracotta bowls accompanied by the baked bread.

Beer Cheese Fondue Dippers

What kinds of foods can you dip into a cheese fondue? Serve your fondue with ham cubes, potatoes or steamed vegetables: broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, zucchini, or cooked artichokes and roasted mushrooms.

Cheese fondue by Aimee Custis Photography CC 2.0

Fondue dippers by Krista CC 2.0