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!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Beer Cheese Dip, Beer Cheese Fondue
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 361 kcal
Author Stephanie


  • 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
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  1. Melt the butter over medium heat in a 1-quart saucepan on the stove or in a fondue pot.
  2. Dice up the onions, not too finely as they will shrink down.
  3. 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.
  4. Add the flour to the onions and stir to combine. Cook for one minute, stirring continuously.
  5. Add in the nutmeg, then stir in the beer and let it thicken and reduce for approximately 15 minutes.

  6. Turn the heat off, and allow the beer base to cool for 5 minutes.
  7. 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.
  8. Once the cheese is melted and combined, garnish the top with cooked bacon.
  9. Serve with crusty French bread and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Beer Cheese Fondue
Amount Per Serving
Calories 361 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 655mg28%
Potassium 121mg3%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 605IU12%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
Calcium 465mg47%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.