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Fiery Fondue

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings
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2 (8-ounce) packages white Cheddar, shredded

2 (8-ounce) packages Monterey Jack, shredded

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

12 ounces light beer

2 cloves garlic, smashed

3 chipotle chiles, minced

Vegetables, for dipping

Fruit, for dipping

1 loaf bread, cubed, for dipping


  1. In a large bowl toss together cheeses and flour.
  2. To a 4-quart saucepan, add the beer, smashed garlic and chipotle chiles and bring to a simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Whisk in cheese by the handful, making sure each addition melts before you add the next. Keep at a bare simmer. Transfer to a fondue pot and set over a low flame.
  4. Serve with fondue accompaniments of fruits, vegetables and bread.

Cook’s Note

If sauce is too thick, add more beer. If it's too thin, add more cheese