Farmer’s Fondue

  • 15min
    prep time
  • 45min
    total time
  • 8-10

Simmer Tillamook Cheese, beer, a few other Real Food ingredients and what do you get? The cheesiest, next level dish that’ll bring family and friends running. The Swiss recipe comes from two of our farmer-owners, Dan and Carol Leuthold, whose Swiss ancestors joined the Tillamook Co-Op in 1911. Making Real Food runs in the fam.

Let's Make This Recipe!

  • For fondue:
  • 2 cups (8 oz) Tillamook Sharp Cheddar, grated
  • 2 cups (8 oz) Tillamook Swiss Cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled & halved
  • 12 oz. beer, lager style
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard, coarsely ground
  • Recommended dippers:
  • Hunks of bread: baguettes or hearty sourdough recommended
  • Apple slices: Honeycrisp or Red Delicious recommended
  • Pear wedges: Anjou or Bosc recommended
  • Sweet pepper slices
  • Carrot sticks
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Broccoli florets
  • Cauliflower florets
  • Step 1

    Combine grated cheeses, flour, salt, pepper and paprika in a bowl and set aside.

  • Step 2

    Using a halved garlic clove, rub sides and bottom of a fondue pot or–for faster melting–a saucepan.

  • Step 3

    Simmer beer in pot or pan over low heat. Gradually add cheese while continuously stirring, until the mixture is completely melted and smooth. Fondue should simmer, but do not let it boil; just bubble. Stir in mustard.

    Tip Time saving hacks: Instead of grating a loaf of Tillamook Sharp Cheddar, use our Shredded Cheeses. Instead of rubbing the pot with a peeled garlic clove, use Real Food garlic paste.
  • Step 4

    Once thick, serve with your choice of dippers! If you’ve made your fondue in a saucepan, transfer to a fondue pot over low heat to keep the fondue gooey.

    Tip Once you’ve mastered the basic recipe, experiment! Use white wine instead of beer. Try other hard Tillamook Cheeses (although, always incorporating a bit of Sharp Cheddar will yield the tastiest results). Add a pinch of your favorite herbs to the cheese mixture, or a little hot sauce.