Whiskey-Cheese Fondue

Serving Size: 8
Total Time:


  • 1 Pound extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 0.5 Pound Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 clove garlic, halved
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 3 Tbsp whiskey
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • crusty bread, breadsticks and carrot sticks for serving


1. In a bowl, toss the cheddar and Jack cheeses with the cornstarch. Rub the garlic cloves on the inside of a saucepan, then discard. Add the wine to the saucepan and bring to a simmer. Add the cheese mixture in 4 batches, whisking constantly over moderate heat and letting it melt completely between additions. Add the whiskey and stir just until the fondue begins to bubble, 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper; serve hot with bread, breadsticks and carrots.