You are witnessing a first here today guys. Trey and I received this awesome electric fondue pot from his grandmother for our wedding. I was SO excited! I love fondue. I prefer the melted cheese or chocolate variety myself while Trey is a big fan of the super hot oil kind. As life goes sometimes, it’s been over three months since we tied the knot, and I still hadn’t had a chance to break out our new fondue pot yet. Yeesh. I need to get my priorities straight.
Before we invite friends over for a fondue night I needed to make sure I… well… actually know how to make fondue. This is a SUPER simple beer + cheese fondue. You can use any kind of beer you like, but I highly recommend a brown ale, as the flavor was awesome for this. 🙂Newcastle Fondue
1 clove of garlic
8 oz. shredded gruyere cheese
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup beer
pepper + nutmeg to season
First shred the cheese and combine in a bowl with the flour. Mix it around so that every piece gets coated by flour.
Slice the garlic clove down the center and rub it all over the inside of your pot. Mince the garlic and add it to pot, cook over low heat for a minute or so.Pour in the beer and turn up the heat. Cook just until the beer begins to boil. Now turn the heat down and begin adding the cheese.If you are cooking your fondue in an electric fondue pot use a wooden spoon to stir so you don’t scrap the pan. As the cheese melts add more handfuls until you’ve added all the cheese. Sprinkle in a little nutmeg and pepper. If you aren’t using an electric fondue pot once all the cheese is melted you can pour it into your serving fondue pot.Now let’s talk dipping sides for a second. An obvious and necessary go-to is bread. Everybody likes bread and cheese. Duh. I also highly recommend apples (granny smith is my favorite). The sweetness of the apples pairs well with gruyere cheese. Trust me. Then feel free to serve any of your favorite veggies roasted or lightly sauteed. Cut everything into bite size peices and serve on a large plate.Simple. Easy. Hard to mess up. Perfect for a a get together. If you are serving more than 3-4 people I recommend doubling the recipe above. You don’t want to run out of melty cheese. That can cause riots. I’d riot. But that’s just me. xo. Emma
As Swiss I really recommend you to try out vacherin cheese to make your fondue,also add some kirsch and believe me this will be delicious.Good dippings are potatoes and cropped onions,yummy.
I adore fondue. I got my husband one as part of his birthday present back in march and he loves if. I can’t better you have newcastle brown ale. I live about 20 minutes from where that it brewed in the uk.
Yum! That looks delicious and easy…we may just need to break out our fondue pot again
Would any meats pair well with this recipe as well?
I’ve been to Newcastle! My boyfriend and I spent three months there last year, and I would LOVE to go back! Thanks for this post!
Emma, you just made my day! I was obsessed with fondue when I lived in Switzerland and haven’t had it since I’ve been back (almost 2 years!). I will definitely be making this. Thanks for the recipe!
Ohhhh goddddd fondue!! Sooo good. This recipe looks awesome, and I LOVE the idea of using brussels sprouts!! So brilliant.
Ooooh a beer fondue! We live in France and have been making our own fondue for years now, but have always used kirsch or eau du vie. I’m excited to try this recipe out!
Hurray! I’m from Newcastle but far away from home at the mo! Can’t wait to make this
Need to try this, maybe with some chedder instead, my Mum gave me a 70’s retro fondue set and I haven’t tried it out yet. Think we’ve got some Sussex ale that needs using too, so that’s a good excuse.
Looks amazing! I’ve never really had a savoury fondue before, always gone for the chocolate one 🙂
Oh, my goodness, I so want some of that. I love fondue. I love cheese, and chocolate is one of life’s necessities. Now I will HAVE to get a fondue pot, because I bake bread — too much bread, and that will help me get rid of some of the excessive amount of bread in my freezer.
Love the idea of beer and cheese fondue! Fantastic. And yes, I’d imagine Newcastle would be a good choice. Thanks for sharing! Have lots of fantastic fondue parties 🙂
Mmmm, we got given a fondue pot about 6 months ago and haven’t tried it yet – I might have to crack it out! I love some of the suggestions in the comments as well, especially the one about using goats cheese.
This looks soooo good:)
For the first 10 years of marriage we had a non-electric fondue pot still in its box and wrapping from the 70s, that a friend’s mother had hanging around and gave us. We finally busted out that sucker last year and have done so every few months since then, even inviting a friend over for a fondue dinner. We’ve only done ‘Trey’s style’ with hot oil so far. It could be the most fun had at a dinner table ever!
how perfect to have outside since it’s starting to get a bit cooler the hot cheese would be perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ive eaten a cheese fondue while travelling overseas and it was delicious, but have never thought to try and make one. This sounds devine!