Kid Friendly Cheese Fondue Recipe!


Early in my marriage, my husband and I received two fondue sets as a Christmas gift. It has not become a tradition for us to have cheese and chocolate fondue for New Year’s Eve, Halloween, and sometimes Valentine’s Day. I wanted to find a recipe that was kid friendly (meaning no alcohol) and that my kids could help with. This recipe is SUPER easy to make and we all love it, too!

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Kid Friendly Cheese Fondue Recipe

Kid Friendly Cheese Fondue Recipe!
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Serves: 4-8

Easy Kid Friendly Cheese Fondue Recipe with No Alcohol!
  • 12 oz. Swiss cheese
  • 4 T all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp. paprika
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 T butter
  • 2¼ to 2½ cups milk (I use 2%)
  • Juice from a lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Grate the swiss cheese into a bowl (or buy pre-shredded). Add 1 T Flour, toss, and set aside.
  2. In a separate small bowl, stir together the remaining flour, paprika and nutmeg.
  3. Peel the garlic clove and rub it along the inside of a medium sauce pan (or used minced garlic).
  4. Melt the butter in the pan over medium-low heat. Once the butter is completely melted, stir in the flour mixture until it is smooth.
  5. Add the milk, 1 cup at a time, and stir constantly until the sauce is warm throughout.
  6. Add the grated cheese by the handful, stirring well each time. Wait until cheese is well melted before adding the next handful.
  7. Once the cheese has melted, stir in the lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve with dippers such as bread cubes, beef stick, or vegetables.


  1. We make a chocolate fondue every year that I just posted this week. I think fondue is such a fun family tradition. Love that this version is family friendly! We would love to have you come link up your wonderful work with us at our weekly Super Saturday Link Party. It goes live tonight at 7 MST at
    We would be so honored if you would join us!

  2. This looks great! We are an alcohol free household, and I have found it hard to find a cheese fondue that doesn’t incllude either wine, beer, or some other kind of alcohol! Even though it cooks out, we don’t even have it in our house, so it’s refreshing to find a great recipe that we can try. Thanks so much for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays! HUGS!

  3. Accidentally Wonderful says:

    What fun for a party! I’d love it if you’d link this up to my very first linky party!

  4. Hi, can you tell me if the ‘T’ means teaspoons or tablespoons please? Confused Brit over here! 🙂


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