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We’ve been invited to a fondue party tomorrow, which happens to be Christmas Eve. My daughter’s in-laws have invited us out and this is a tradition in their home for Christmas Eve. I’m all in! I have offered to bring a couple of fondues and today I experimented with some cheddar, oh my, I can’t have cheese (dairy) but I did sneak a taste as I have to be sure it’s good! Yep, sure is! I have been surfing for recipes but none really grabbed me so I did what I always do, raid the fridge. Here’s what I did:


  • 1 gluten-free beer
  • 1 lb of old cheddar (sharp)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil or butter
  • 1-2 jalapenos diced small
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp. dry parsley
  • 2 tbsp. of cornstarch


  1. Cube your cheese and toss with the corn starch in a Ziploc bag. Set aside.
  2. In your fondue pot, sauté the jalapeno and garlic in the oil/butter.
  3. Add in the beer and parsley, bring to a boil.
  4. Add in the cheese and stir while melting.
  5. Once it comes to a boil, remove from stove and put on your fondue stand and serve.
  6. Use dippers like bread cubes or breadsticks, crackers, nachos, Fritos, steamed but still crisp veggies, cooked chicken or beef.
  7. I made mine up ahead and have refrigerated it and will go back to step 5 when ready to serve.