Alcohol Free Cheese Fondue - all the fun and deliciousness of cheese fondue without the alcohol. Gluten free and vegetarian options.
Cheese and Eggs

Alcohol Free Cheese Fondue: Easy Family Dinner in 20 Minutes!

Here’s one of my favorite family friendly meals that can be made right at the table: Alcohol Free Cheese Fondue.

Alcohol Free Cheese Fondue - all the fun and deliciousness of cheese fondue without the alcohol. Gluten free and vegetarian options.

Normally Cheese Fondue is made with a dry white wine, like a Chablis. You are definitely welcome to make it that way if you desire. But, this version tastes fabulous without the alcohol.

I originally made mine with just chicken stock and it was a little flat. All it took was a little vinegar mixed in to give it that slight tang you would get from the wine. I wouldn’t use white vinegar (too sour) or balsamic (could color the cheese), but would stick with a milder and sweeter rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar.

Choose a gluten free bread, or go with just vegetables, for a gluten free treat. And vegetarians can use vegetable stock or apple juice.

I like to cook it in the electric skillet at the table, then scoop the sauce into small bowls for each person.

Oh and did I mention that it takes about 15-20 minutes including time to grate the cheese and chop the vegetables? Perfect for a weeknight meal!

Alcohol Free Cheese Fondue

Prep time10 minutes
Cook time5 minutes
Total time15 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Meal type Cheese and Eggs
Region French
Alcohol Free Cheese Fondue - all the fun and deliciousness of cheese fondue without the alcohol. Gluten free and vegetarian options.


  • 1/2lb swiss cheese (grated)
  • 1/2lb cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 Large garlic clove (cut in half lengthwise)
  • 2 cups chicken stock or apple juice
  • 1+ tablespoon mild vinegar (rice or apple cider for example)
  • 1 loaf French Bread - gluten free, if desired (cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes)
  • assorted vegetables such as mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, etc (cut into bite sized pieces (or strips))


We always cook this at the table in an electric skillet.


Combine both grated cheeses and coat with cornstarch.
Heat skillet on high and rub with cut sides of the garlic.
Pour in stock or apple juice and vinegar. Heat until bubbling but not boiling.
Reduce heat to medium. Add cheese mixture one handful at a time, stirring constantly. Make sure each addition of cheese is dissolved before adding more.
Serve with bread and vegetables.

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