Simple Cheddar and Swiss Fondue:: A Romantic Dinner You Can Make at Home


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I love any excuse I can use to share a romantic meal with my husband. Eating out often proves expensive, though, and we don’t want to spend our Valentine’s Day or other holidays waiting for a table at a restaurant. So we have become creative about making our own romantic meals at home.

One meal that we enjoy making, which involves very little cooking time and only about 10 minutes preparation time, is cheese fondue. Sometimes I grill or bake chicken cutlets in advance to have a protein to dip in the cheese along with breads, vegetables, and apples.

I use a Cuisinart Electric Fondue pot, but any fondue pot will work for this recipe.

Simple Cheddar and Swiss Cheese Fondue


  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese
  • 6 oz swiss cheese
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 6 oz. beer (we use a lager style)
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic


Simple Cheddar Swiss Cheese Fondue and Dippers
Simple Cheddar Swiss Cheese Fondue and Dippers
  • First, grate and mix the cheeses together with the flour.
  • Then turn the fondue pot on (for the Cuisinart electric, the setting I use is a 4 to mix everything and then I lower to 3 while we are eating).
  • Pour the beer into the fondue pot and mix in the minced garlic.
  • Slowly add the cheese and flour mixture while stirring with a whisk.
  • The fondue should be the same consistency as honey after all the cheese is added. If the fondue is still not thick enough after adding all of the cheese, add about a tablespoon of flour. If the fondue is too thick, add a bit of beer.

Suggestions for dippers

  • Granny smith apples
  • Breads (especially rye and pumpernickel)
  • Tortilla chips
  • Chicken breast (grilled or baked)
  • Raw vegetables such as carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower

What is your favorite romantic meal to share with your partner at home?  Can you share the recipe?

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Barbara Reggio is a wife, mother, and small business owner. She has been married to Jonathan since May 2011, and they are partners in parenting their two children, Lucie (January 2012) and Asher (April 2014). The Reggio family relocated to West Columbia from Long Island, NY in March 2013 when Jonathan accepted a job transfer. She has the best of both worlds working both outside the home at a Customs House Brokerage and running her home based business, Trendy Babywearing. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Maritime Studies from the State University of New York at Maritime College. When she is not working or writing articles for Columbia SC Moms Blog, Barbara enjoys walking at the Riverbanks Zoo with her family, babywearing, reading, singing along to the radio (loudly) in her car, loom knitting, documenting her children's lives with photography, and writing on her personal blog Barbara is currently working on her goal of becoming a lifetime member with Weight Watchers.


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