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A side photo of cheese fondue surrounded by pretzels, beer, and fruit.

Beer Cheese Fondue

A quick and easy beer cheese fondue made with white cheddar cheese, Bavarian lager, and spicy mustard. Perfect with pretzels, fruit, and brats!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine German
Servings 8


  • 1 lb white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour (or cornstarch)
  • 1 cup German lager, Kölsch, or other lighter beer
  • 1/2 tbsp spicy mustard (I use whole-grain)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Pinch white pepper


  • In a medium bowl, toss the shredded cheese with the flour and set aside.
  • Add the beer to a medium pot, and heat until it just starts to bubble (do not let it boil). Add one cup of the cheese, stirring in a figure-eight pattern until fully melted. Repeat with the remaining cups of cheese until it's fully incorporated.
  • Stir in the mustard, garlic powder, and pepper. Transfer to a warm fondue pot, or keep it warm over very low heat until you're ready to serve. If you're eating it right away, you can also pour it into a ramekin or cast iron. Make sure to stir it frequently so it doesn't congeal. Enjoy!


Calories: 246kcalCarbohydrates: 2.6gProtein: 14.4gFat: 18.8gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 376mg
Keyword beer, cheese, german, snacks
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