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Football Food: Beer and Swiss-Cheddar Fondue

Are you ready for some football? Here is a great party appetizer for your first football party of the year. This simple fondue recipe is easy to make and perfect as a fall comfort food in front of the big screen!

Beer and Swiss-Cheddar Fondue – The Recipe


  • 1 TBSP – unsalted butter
  • 1/2 small yellow sweet onion
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 lb Emmentaler cheese, coarsely grated
  • 1/2 lb extra-sharp white Cheddar, coarsely grated
  • 1/4 lb Gruyere, coarsely grated
  • 2 TBS cornstarch
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 12 oz. of lager-style beer
  • 3 TBSP Amontillado Sherry
  • Sea salt and pepper


Step 1: Melt the butter in a medium-sized sauce pan over medium low heat.  Add the onion and minced garlic and cook until just beginning to caramelize.

Step 2: In a large bowl toss cheeses with the cornstarch until well coated.

Step 3: Add the beer to the saucepan and increase the heat to high until it’s boiling.  Then reduce heat to medium low and simmer about 3-5 minutes.

Step 4: Gradually add cheese mixture a handful at a time.  Stir each batch well so that cheese is completely melted before adding another batch. Stir in the Sherry and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Transfer fondue to a fondue pot and serve immediately, keeping it warm but not hot.  Serve with sourdough bread cubes, apple slices and/or grilled and sliced sausages.

Kick off a great party with this Soccer Field Birthday Cake!

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