Looking for a unique and flavorful appetizer for St. Patrick’s Day? Look no further! This Irish Cheddar and Beer Fondue recipe is easy to make and perfect for dipping bread, veggies, or even meat. Sláinte!

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, what better way to celebrate than with a warm and gooey pot of Irish Cheddar and Beer Fondue?

This decadent dish is the perfect centerpiece for a festive gathering. Rich Irish cheddar cheese melts together with a touch of dark beer, creating a smooth and flavorful dip ideal for crusty bread, crisp vegetables, or even succulent meats.

So, gather your friends and family, grab some forks (or maybe even skewers!), and prepare to dive into a pot of pure Irish comfort food!

If you are coming from my good friend Michele from Vintage Home Designs, welcome to my home! Doesn’t that drink sound amazing? I am a huge fan of white sangria so I can’t wait to try it!!!

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About Fondue Recipes

Have you ever had fondue before? Gah! It’s my favorite. And my kids love it too! We used to do fondue parties with a groovy 70’s theme for their birthdays and served pizza fondue. And of course, some chocolate fondues. It was so fun!

Fondue goes beyond just being a delicious dish; it’s a fun and interactive dining experience that’s perfect for gatherings. Here’s why fondue recipes are a great choice and why they’re so much fun:

  • Interactive Dining: Fondue is all about participation! Everyone gets to dip their food of choice into the communal pot, creating a lively and social atmosphere.
  • Variety is the Spice of Life: The beauty of fondue lies in its versatility. You can choose from a variety of cheese fondues, chocolate fondues, or even savory broth fondues for meat and vegetables. Each dip offers endless possibilities for what you can dunk, keeping things fresh and fun.
  • A Bit of Playfulness: Let’s face it, dipping food on long forks and trying to avoid drips can be a bit silly.
  • Surprisingly Simple: Many fondue recipes are surprisingly easy to make. You can usually whip up a delicious fondue in under 30 minutes!
  • Endless Customization: Fondue recipes are like blank canvases. You can easily adjust the base recipe to suit your tastes.
  • Perfect for All Seasons: While cheese fondue might seem like a winter dish, the truth is fondue recipes can be enjoyed year-round. Opt for a light and refreshing broth fondue in the summer or a decadent chocolate fondue for a cozy dessert in the colder months.
irish cheddar and beer fondue in fondue pot with broccoli potatoes and bread

How to Make Easy Irish Cheddar and Beer Fondue Recipe

This recipe for Irish Cheddar and Beer Fondue is SO GOOD, super easy to make, and perfect to serve for a Saint Patrick’s Day celebration. While you can make this recipe with whatever beer you want, stout makes it that much better.

Enjoy!

Ingredients for Easy Irish Cheddar and Beer Fondue Recipe

  • 2 cups Small Red Potatoes (about 1-1.5 inches)
  • 2 cups Broccoli Florets
  • 2 cups Cauliflower Florets
  • 3 Apples Cored and Cut Into Wedges
  • 1 loaf Italian bread (long and skinny with hard exterior)
  • 1 lb Irish Cheddar Cheese Grated
  • 2.5 tbsp All Purpose Flour
  • ¾ – 1 cup Beer (Irish Stout is best)
  • 6 tbsp Frozen Apple Juice Concentrate Thawed
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
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Irish Cheddar and Beer Fondue Recipe

Directions to Make This Recipe for Irish Cheddar and Beer Fondue

  • Steam all veggies until tender for about 15 minutes.
  • Arrange vegetables and apples around edge of large platter.
  • Cut up bread into 1 – 1/5″ pieces so it’s easy to dip in the fondue.
  • Toss cheese with flour in large bowl.
  • Bring 3/4 cup beer, juice concentrate and mustard to simmer in large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Gradually add cheese.
  • Stir constantly until cheese is smooth and melted. Add more stout to thin out if needed.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer to fondue pot. Serve and enjoy!

What to Serve With This and Other Fondue Recipes

The dipping possibilities are endless with fondue recipes, but here’s a breakdown of some classic and delicious options to pair with different fondue types:

Cheese Fondue:

  • Breads: Crusty baguettes, sourdough bread cubes, toasted French bread, pretzels, or even breadsticks are all fantastic choices for scooping up that delicious melted cheese.
  • Vegetables: For a lighter option, consider steamed or roasted vegetables like broccoli florets, cauliflower florets, asparagus spears, cherry tomatoes, or baby carrots.
  • Meats: Add some protein to your fondue party with cooked and cubed ham, salami slices, cooked sausages, or even thinly sliced steak.
  • Fruits: For a sweet and savory twist, try dipping apple slices, pear slices, or grapes into your cheese fondue.
Irish Cheddar and Beer Fondue Recipe

Chocolate Fondue:

  • Fruits: This is a classic pairing for a reason! Fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, pineapple chunks, banana slices, or even orange wedges are all perfect for dipping into chocolate fondue.
  • Cookies: For a delightful textural contrast, try dipping bite-sized cookies like biscotti, shortbread cookies, sugar cookies, or even ladyfingers.
  • Marshmallows: A nostalgic and fun option, marshmallows are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser when paired with chocolate fondue.
  • Pretzels: Pretzels offer a salty and sweet combination that is surprisingly addictive when dipped in chocolate fondue.
Irish Cheddar and Beef Fondue Recipe

Broth Fondue (Savory):

  • Meats: Thinly sliced meats like beef, chicken, or pork are perfect for cooking in a simmering broth fondue.
  • Seafood: Shrimp, scallops, and bite-sized pieces of fish are all excellent choices for dipping in a savory broth fondue.
  • Vegetables: Similar to cheese fondue, a variety of vegetables like broccoli florets, cauliflower florets, asparagus spears, and mushrooms can be cooked in the broth fondue.
  • Dumplings: For a heartier option, consider adding cooked dumplings or wontons to your broth fondue.

Fondue Recipe Tips:

  • Make sure to cut your dippers into bite-sized pieces for easy dipping.
  • Have a variety of options to cater to different preferences.
  • Consider offering a selection of sauces or dips alongside the fondue for extra flavor.
  • Most importantly, have fun and enjoy the interactive dining experience!

I love this recipe because it tastes amazing, but you can use whatever you want to dip in the fondue. You are not limited to what I’ve suggested in this recipe. Feel free to substitute breads, crackers and other yummy vegetables.

And that’s it! I hope you have an awesome St. Paddy’s Day! Cheers!

irish cheddar and beer fondue in fondue pot with broccoli potatoes and bread
irish cheddar and beer fondue in fondue pot with broccoli potatoes and bread

Irish Cheddar and Beer Fondue Recipe

Stacy Ling
The Best Fondue Recipe You'll Ever Have
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Irish
Servings 10 People
Calories 412 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Small Red Potatoes (about 1-1.5 inches)
  • 2 cups Broccoli Florets
  • 2 cups Cauliflower Florets
  • 3 Apples Cored and Cut Into Wedges
  • 1 loaf Italian bread (long and skinny with hard exterior)
  • 1 lb Irish Cheddar Cheese Grated
  • 2.5 tbsp All Purpose Flour
  • ¾ – 1 cup Beer (Irish Stout is best)
  • 6 tbsp Frozen Apple Juice Concentrate Thawed
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard

Instructions
 

  • Steam all veggies until tender for about 15 minutes.
    irish cheddar and beer fondue in fondue pot with broccoli potatoes and bread
  • Arrange vegetables and apples around edge of large platter.
  • Cut up bread into 1 – 1/5" pieces so it's easy to dip in the fondue.
  • Toss cheese with flour in large bowl.
  • Bring 3/4 cup beer, juice concentrate and mustard to simmer in large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Gradually add cheese.
  • Stir constantly until cheese is smooth and melted. Add more stout to thin out if needed.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer to fondue pot. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1gramsCalories: 412kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 17gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 610mgFiber: 5gSugar: 10g
Keyword Fondue Recipe, Irish Cheddar
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  2. Yum!! Nothing better than beer cheese. I need to try your recipe with my family. So fun throwing this virtual party together.

    1. Thank you! I couldn’t agree more – beer cheese is the best! Someday soon hopefully we’ll be in person! xoxo

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