Try this beer-centric variation on a classic fondue recipe.
We're so happy fondue has made a comeback. It's the perfect dish for casual entertaining, and a fun eating experience too! All you need is a fondue pot, some dipping options, and a few party guests. Here is a super simple beer and cheese fondue recipe that's based on Bavarian fondue. It's similar to the traditional Swiss cheese fondue except that it contains beer instead of wine. We made ours with a Belgian tripel because the balanced bitterness, spicy complexity, and sweet finish of the beer marry ideally with Gruyère. You can use the beer of your choice, but we recommend something full-flavored and complex like a tripel, saison, gueuze, or Flanders-style red ale to really enhance the flavor of this fondue.
Total Time: 30-35 minutes
Serving Suggestions: Wondering what to dip? Whether served as an appetizer or complete meal, this hearty dish will be a hit using the following dippers: Pumpernickel or rye bread cubes, blanched carrots and asparagus, boiled fingerling potatoes, broiled and sliced sausage and apple slices. You can also offer cornichons on the side.
Suggested Beer Pairing: We think that wit, saison, Belgian tripel, and sour beers are a perfect match for the bold flavors of this dish. In fact, fondue pairs well with a wide range of beers, so what you drink with it is really your own preference, as long as you avoid overly heavy or sweet beers.
Food Loves Beer taste tested and recommended!
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