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Beer Cheese Fondue

A creamy combination of Havarti and Gouda cheese along with pale ale and caramelized onions. this is the most decadent beer cheese fondue you’ll ever try!


  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ cup pale ale
  • 8 oz. Castello® Havarti Creamy cheese, cubed and at room temperature
  • 7 oz. Castello® Gouda cheese, cubed and at room temperature
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled


  • Melt the butter over medium heat in a 1-quart saucepan on the stove or in a fondue pot.
  • Dice up the onions, not too finely as they will shrink down.
  • Add the onions to the melted butter and heat until caramelized, stirring occasionally. Decrease the heat if needed. Caramelization should take about 20 minutes or so.
  • Add the flour to the onions and stir to combine. Cook for one minute, stirring continuously.
  • Add in the nutmeg, then stir in the beer and let it thicken and reduce for approximately 15 minutes.
  • Turn the heat off, and allow the beer base to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Gradually add the room temperature cheeses to the pot and let it melt slowly for the best consistency. Use a silicone spatula to stir as it melts.
  • Once the cheese is melted and combined, garnish the top with cooked bacon.
  • Serve with crusty French bread and enjoy!


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Calories: 361kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 16g, Cholesterol: 90mg, Sodium: 655mg, Potassium: 121mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 605IU, Vitamin C: 1.6mg, Calcium: 465mg, Iron: 0.3mg