Swiss Beer Fondue

It’s restaurant week where I am, and one of the places that is participating is Melting Pot.  I remember being little and having SO much fun with the whole fondue experience.  Coincidentally, when I was walking through Trader Joe’s, I saw they had a refrigerated pack of Swiss Beer Fondue- so of course I picked it up.  Below is the recipe I used for the cheese fondue.  For dipping, I cut up sourdough and olive baguettes and portabella mushrooms, but you can dip anything you want.


1 16 oz. package of cheese fondue mix (as I mentioned above, I used Trader Joe’s Swiss Beer Fondue)
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg


1.  Set up a double boiler: Put about 1 inch of water in a small sauce pan.  Place a small bowl so that it rests on top of the saucepan and is not touching the water.

2.  Put all the ingredients in the top pan.  Turn the heat on high and stir until the cheese becomes hot and liquidy.

3.  Eat by putting the dippables (bread, etc.) on fondue forks (or regular forks) and dip in the cheese.   Alternatively, you can spoon the cheese over the dippables. Stir the cheese over the course of eating so that it doesn’t stick to the sides of the pan.

Note: In order to keep the cheese hot while we were eating, I kept both pans on a portable electric coil on the dining table.



  1. This is by far the best cheese fondue you can make at home!! It goes perfectly with Trader Joe’s Beer Bread Mix which is very simple to make. This appetizer is absolutely delicious and so easy to prepare. You will have your guests scraping the bottom of the fondue pot!! (that’s if you’re willing to share haha)

  2. I love this pre-made fondue also! Surprisingly even the kids love it because it’s so mild. Unfortunately…be warned…Trader Joe’s carries it as a seasonal item! It comes out around October but you’ll see it disappear around March. Buy it in bulk because the packages last for months!

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