Make Ahead Summer Fondue


About 3 ¼ cups


Variable - depends on your appetite!

Cook & Prep Time

25 minutes

Make Ahead Summer Fondue

This beloved dish, once thought of as cold weather fare for sharing, is transformed into a decadent make-ahead treat for one. Processing the fondue in a blender is an optional step, but does help ensure a smooth texture upon re-heating.

 Reheating and serving in coffee mugs helps retain the fondue's heat. Serve with crisp, seasonal vegetables, crackers, and fruits.

 This fondue is also excellent served with french fries!


Old World Cheddar
Sartori® Cheese

Old World Cheddar

1 heaping tablespoon cornstarch

½ teaspoon ground mustard

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

½ cup chicken or vegetable broth

1 ½ tablespoons butter

¼ cup minced onion

1 cup pilsner

14 ounces Sartori Old World Cheddar, Sartori Farmhouse Cheddar, or a combination of the two, shredded

Salt and Pepper to taste

Dippers of choice: Assorted seasonal vegetables, fruits, crackers, hard breadsticks


Step 1

Combine the cornstarch, ground mustard, and garlic powder in a bowl; whisk in the broth until smooth; set aside.

Step 2

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion; saute 3 minutes or until tender. Whisk the pilsner into the reserved cornstarch mixture and add to pan. Bring to a boil and cook 1 minute or until thickened, stirring often. Remove from heat and whisk in cheese a handful at a time until fully melted.

Step 3

Transfer fondue to a blender; remove center piece of blender lid to allow steam to escape and cover opening in blender lid with a clean towel to avoid splatters. Process on low until very smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Step 4

If using immediately, transfer to a fondue pot and serve according to manufacturer's directions. For make ahead, transfer fondue to a glass bowl and cool to room temperature. Cover and chill (can be stored in the refrigerator 2-3 days). To serve, spoon desired amount of fondue into a coffee mug. Partially cover and heat in a microwave 15 seconds at a time, stirring frequently, until heated and smooth.