I’ve told y’all before about how Beach Dad and I love to have fondue date night at home after the kids go to bed. We usually do one course a night and, while Beach Dad prefers to eat meat fondue for dinner, I prefer the cheese fondue. I’m a sucker for delicious bakery bread and dipping it in cheese just makes it that much more yummy! Here’s our favorite cheese fondue recipe (based off of how the Melting Pot restaurant makes it):
Cheddar Cheese Fondue:
- 1/4 cup beer
- 4 cloves minced garlic (we like it extra garlic-y)
- 4 shakes mustard powder
- 8+ oz. cheese, shredded
- 3 shakes Worcestershire sauce
- ground pepper
Pour the beer and minced garlic into the fondue pot and heat it over low temperature until just barely bubbling. Shake in mustard powder and gradually add the shredded cheese, stirring until melted after each addition. We usually end up adding a little more than 8 oz of cheese to get it the consistency we like. Once the cheese is all melted, add Worcestershire sauce and ground pepper to taste.
We generally just dip bread, but apples, carrots, and broccoli are also yummy.
You can make this without a fondue pot, but the pot is really helpful to keep the cheese melted and hot while serving it on the table. We love ours!
I’m sure this isn’t the healthiest meal we could eat, but it sure is a delicious treat after the kids are asleep. They like it too, but something about fondue feels romantic and is more fun for date nights.
Do you have any favorite recipes for date night at home? How about a delicious bakery-style bread recipe I could try? I’d love to make my own, but haven’t found a recipe I like yet, so normally buy from our local bakery.
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