How To Fondue


  • 1 beer (the darker the better, Shiner or Guinness work well)
  • Splash of dry Vermouth
  • 2 cups shredded gruyere cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 1 whole garlic clove
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large saucepan, pour the beer and Vermouth, along with the garlic and thyme, and bring to a simmer.
  2. Remove the garlic clove and discard.
  3. Meanwhile, toss cornstarch with shredded cheese.  
  4. Sprinkle a handful of cheese into the hot beer mixture and whisk vigorously until the cheese is melted.
  5. Continue adding a handful of cheese at a time until it is combined and a thick sauce develops.  Salt and pepper to taste.  
  6. Transfer to a fondue pot and dip away!

Keywords: fondue, cheese, beer