Say HEY to my newest holiday cheese fondue board!

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Like a lot of people, I love making a cheese board for holiday parties. They’re the perfect easy appetizer and they’re pretty much loved by all. This year though, I had the urge to try something slightly different. I mean, don’t get me wrong, a killer cheese board will always be on my go-to list, but this cheese fondue board is just a little bit fancier. It puts a fun new spin on a classic…it’s also perfect for holiday entertaining.

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Here’s the deal, I like to plan on making 2-3 different fondues for my board. I kept things pretty classic and went with a swiss, a cheddar and a blue cheese fondue. The blue cheese fondue didn’t make it onto the board you see here though. One, because I ran out of room on my board, and two, because it was gone before it even had a chance of making it onto the board…sorry/not sorry.

Since I knew there was going to be A LOT of cheese fondue on my board. I split the cheddar in half and kept one half classic cheddar and the other half cheddar blue. Of course, you can certainly skip the blue cheese if you’re not a fan! I also think a goat cheese fondue would be simply amazing, just saying. Really though you can be as creative as you like here and use YOUR favorite cheeses. Just be sure to put together cheeses that compliment each other. You don’t want one to be more overpowering than the other, there needs to be a good balance.

Just like any good cheese board, this fondue cheese board needs lots and lots of accompaniments. Yup, I’m talking fresh bread, crackers, fruits, veggies, spreads, nuts and meats.

If you’re serving this for a holiday party, you can prepare the fondue in advance. Then just warm before serving to make things stress free.

I ended up doing a fondue dinner with some thinly sliced steak, prosciutto, cubed bread, crackers, rainbow carrots, pomegranates, persimmons, figs and toasted nuts, it was perfection. The best part about this fondue board is that it feels so fancy, but it’s actually pretty easy to put together! Yes, please!

I’m thinking that this would make the most perfect Christmas Eve or Christmas Day appetizer, I mean right? It’s festive, feeds a crowd, is delicious and is totally fit for a king – sounds pretty perfect to me!

Plus, the members of my family are all major cheese lovers, so for our crew, this cheese fondue board is just kind of…mandatory.

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The Recipe

Cheese Fondue Board.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 0 serves 8-10

Ingredients

Swiss Fondue

  • 3 cups shredded swiss cheese
  • 3 cups shredded gruyere cheese
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 cup white wine may use chicken broth
  • pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • kosher salt + pepper

Cheddar Fondue

  • 3 cups shredded cheddar
  • 3 cups shredded aged gouda
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 cup beer may use chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese optional
  • kosher salt + pepper

For the board

  • assorted crackers and breads
  • assort winter fruits and vegetables
  • thinly sliced grilled steak and or assorted deli meats
  • honey and or honeycomb
  • toasted nuts (I love marcona almonds walnuts, and pistachios)

Instructions

Swiss Fondue

  1. Add the cheese to a bowl and toss with the cornstarch.
  2. Rub the inside of a fondue pot with garlic; discard garlic. Pour the wine into the fondue pot, and place over medium-low heat. When liquid starts to bubble, start adding the cheese by the handful, stirring until melted and combined. Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper. Keep over low heat until ready to serve.

Cheddar Fondue

  1. Add the cheese to a bowl and toss with the cornstarch.
  2. Rub the inside of a fondue pot with garlic; discard garlic. Pour the beer into the fondue pot, and place over medium-low heat. When liquid starts to bubble, start adding the cheese by the handful, stirring until melted and combined. Stir in the mustard powder and season with salt and pepper. If using the blue cheese stir it in now until melted and smooth. Keep over low heat until ready to serve.

For the Board.

  1. Place the fondues on a large board or serving table. Arrange the breads, fruits, vegetables, meats, honey and nuts around the fondue pots. Serve.
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Cheese Fondue Board Heaven 🙂