Stout & Sausage Cheese Fondue

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  • 6Servings


  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and halved
  • 1 cup stout or other dark beer
  • 1/2 pound emmentaler or other swiss cheese, shredded (about 3 cups)
  • 1/2 pound gruyere, shredded (about 3 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • salt and pepper
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  • Broccoli florets
  • Thick sliced of kielbasa or another smoked sausage


Rub the inside of a heavy pot or dutch oven with the cut side of the garlic. Add the sout and bring to a simmer over medium heat.

In a bowl, toss the cheeses with the cornstarch. Working in 3 batches, gradually stir the cheese mixture into the stout until melted. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is gently bubbling, about 2 minutes; season.

Serve immediately from the dutch oven or transfer to a fondue pot. Top with grated nutmeg to taste. Serve with broccoli florets and thick slices of kielbasa or another smoked sausage.