Easy Vegan Cheese Fondue (Ready in 10-Minutes)

February 10, 2020

Appetizers and Sides

By: Jasmine Briones 

The easiest vegan cheese fondue that requires one pot and about 10 minutes of your time! It’s perfect for date nights, dinner parties and game day!

A photo of bread being dipped into vegan cheese fondue in a white pot surrounded by dippers by sweet simple vegan

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we wanted to share this easy vegan appetizer if you’re looking for a recipe idea for a dinner date night at home!

This recipe was inspired by our recent trip to The Melting Pot (check out the video here). If you didn’t know, they have vegan fondue and some locations even have a 4-course vegan dinner option as well! After seeing them put together the vegan cheese fondue at our table and seeing just how easy it was to make, we thought we would have a go at it and share our version on the blog! The fondue was a success and we are so excited for you to try it out!

Dippers For the Fondue

Of course, feel free to use whatever you would like to dip into your fondue, but here are our suggestions in case you don’t know where to start:

  • Crackers
  • Chips
  • Cubed bread — we like to used sourdough or french bread
  • Carrots, sliced
  • Celery, cut into small pieces
  • Steamed broccoli
  • Steamed cauliflower
  • Granny Smith apples, cubed
  • Roasted cubed potatoes
  • Cherry tomatoes

Alcohol in Fondue

Alcohol is used in fondue not only to add flavor to the dip but to also lower the boiling point and keep the cheese from becoming stringy or curdling. Instead of beer, a dry high quality wine would work as well! I have also seen fondues made with brandy or whiskey but I have not tried it myself.

If you would like to skip the beer in the recipe, we suggest you use vegetable broth in its place as well as add a squeeze of lemon juice or a touch of vinegar for acidity.

Fondue Pot

To make a good fondue, all you really need is a regular pot and stove! A specialty fondue pot is not really necessary but it definitely elevates the experience, as well as keeps the cheese warm and melty at all times. If you have a portable cooktop, that is also an option that can be used as a DIY fondue set up at the dinner table.

The only downside to using a regular pot is that you will either have to enjoy the fondue on the stove OR you will have to return the pot to the stove to rewarm/remelt it when it thickens up.

If you would like to check out our fondue pot, you can find it here.

vegan cheese fondue in a white pot surrounded by dippers by sweet simple vegan

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A photo of bread being dipped into vegan cheese fondue in a white pot surrounded by dippers by sweet simple vegan

Easy Vegan Cheese Fondue (Ready in 10-Minutes)


  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: About 5 servings

Description

The easiest vegan cheese fondue that requires one pot and about 10 minutes of your time! It’s perfect for date nights, dinner parties and game day!


Ingredients

Fondue

  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter (or cooking oil of choice)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (or gluten-free if needed)
  • 1 cup (8 oz.) lager-style beer, at room temperature * (see notes)
  • 1 cup (8 oz.) vegetable broth
  • 16 oz. shredded vegan cheese (we used 1 bag of cheddar and 1 bag of mozzarella)
  • 1/2 to 1 tablespoon grainy mustard, to taste
  • Salt and pepper, if needed to taste

Dippers of choice, such as

  • Crackers
  • Chips
  • Cubed bread — we like to used sourdough or french bread
  • Carrots, sliced
  • Celery, cut into small pieces
  • Steamed broccoli
  • Steamed cauliflower
  • Granny Smith apples, cubed
  • Roasted cubed potatoes
  • Cherry tomatoes

Instructions

  1. In a medium spot over medium heat, add in the vegan butter. Once melted, add in the garlic and cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant.
  2. Add in the flour and mix it  through until everything is evenly coated. Cook for about 1 minute.
  3. Pour in the vegan beer, vegetable broth and mustard and mix until uniform. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. Once simmering, slowly being to add the cheese a little at a time, stirring well between each addition to ensure a smooth fondue. Adjust the seasonings to taste and season with salt and pepper as desired.
  5. If you have a fondue pot, transfer it to the pot and light it to keep the sauce warm. Serve with dippers of choice and enjoy!

Notes

  • To be sure if your beer is vegan, check Barnivore.com.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about a week. The fondue will thicken up as time passes. What we like to do it transfer it to a pot over medium heat on the stove and slowly mix in vegetable broth as we warm it to smooth and thin it out.
  • Alcohol is used in fondue not only to add flavor to the dip but to also lower the boiling point and keep the cheese from becoming stringy or curdling.  Instead of beer, a dry high quality wine would work as well! I have also seen fondues made with brandy or whiskey but I have not tried it myself. If you would like to skip the beer in the recipe, we suggest you use vegetable broth in its place as well as add a squeeze of lemon juice or a touch of vinegar for acidity.
  • If you would like to check out our fondue pot, you can find it here.
  • Category: Dip, Appetizer
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: Dip, Appetizer, Fondue, Cheese, Vegan, Gluten-free option

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  1. Olivia Kasparian says:

    Hi Jasmine! Your fondue looks so simple yet delicious. Perfect for making an at-home night special.

    Which brand of cheddar and mozzarella cheese did you use?

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