Appetizers & Sides

Cheese and Cider Fondue

Fondue may have a fancy name, but it’s for everyone. Gather your friends around a pot of melty, cheesy goodness and create some happy memories.

Total Time 20M

Servings 6-8


  • 1-pound (4 cups) shredded Darigold sharp cheddar cheese (medium can be substituted)
  • 2½ tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup hard cider
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and halved
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Pinch ground nutmeg


  1. Add cheddar cheese and flour to a mixing bowl; toss to coat and set aside.
  2. Combine the cider, garlic and mustard in a fondue pot (or small stove top pot) and bring to a simmer on the stove, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove the garlic and gradually add the cheddar cheese by the handfuls, stirring until all cheddar is melted and mixture is smooth.
  4. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  5. Place over the fondue pot warmer and stir occasionally, adjusting flame as needed.

Serve with:

  • lightly steamed mixed vegetables (like baby potatoes, cauliflower florets and Brussels sprouts)
  • apples, cut into pieces
  • crusty bread cubes (1-inch square)

Note: If you don’t have a fondue pot you can make this in a small saucepan – once the mix is complete pour into a heat proof bowl and serve immediately. You may need to reheat depending on how quickly the fondue is consumed.