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The Best Cheese Fondue Dippers – SO MANY GREAT IDEAS!

The Best Cheese Fondue Dippers will give you some ideas on some fun things to dip in your favorite cheesy recipe.  Once you start making fondue meals, it can get quite addicting.

If you’re looking for more fondue ideas, Best Cheese Fondue Recipe and Creamy Chocolate Fondue will get you started on creating the perfect meal for friends and family.

Best cheese fondue dippers - cubes of bread being dipped in a fondue pot

“There is no old bread that cannot find its cheese.”

French Proverb

If you don’t have a favorite cheese fondue recipe, don’t worry – I’ve got you covered.  Click on the link below for my recipe on how to make cheese fondue.

Now that you found that perfect cheese fondue recipe – the next question is “What to dip in cheese fondue?”

We all know cheese makes everything taste better, so there’s many ideas to pick from.

What is Cheese Fondue?

It is a yummy combination of cheeses, wine, and seasonings heated until they turn into a melted cheesy dip.  You can find more about the definition here on Wikipedia.  

History of Cheese Fondue

It is thought that cheese fondue originated in 18th century Switzerland.  Because winter was so harsh and food was so hard to come by, farmers used what little they had to create a meal.

They used leftover cheese, stale bread, and a little wine – the family gathered around the fireplace for a delicious meal.  If that isn’t a cozy lifestyle – I don’t know what is!

Cheese Fondue Dippers - cheese fondue pot in front of a fireplace with loaves of bread and a fondue fork with a piece of bread being dipped in the cheese fondue

How to Host a Cheese Fondue Party

1) National Cheese Fondue Day is April 11th.  Why not throw an annual party to celebrate with your favorite cheese fondue dippers?

2) Make sure you have a large enough pot for the number of guests you have.  You can also have multiple pots for different types of fondue.

3) Serve cheese fondue and chocolate fondue to tantalize your guest’s taste buds.

4) To save money and time, make your fondue party a potluck party.  Give everyone a couple of things they can bring to ease the burden on you.

5) Make sure you have enough fondue forks for everyone and a few extra if someone drops one.

6) Have a variety of cheese fondue dippers in an array of colors.

7) Cut up everything before everyone arrives to make things easier on everyone.

8) Place food on platters for easy access and have a few small tongs handy on the platters.

9) You can create a retro environment with music and decor.

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Tips on Your Cheese Fondue Dippers

1) You should cut everything up into bite-sized pieces ahead of time. This simplifies your dining experience because you’re able to dip the item and pop it in your mouth.

2) Keep in mind that whatever you pick to dip in cheese fondue, it should hold up after it becomes moist.  If something becomes flimsy after dipping it will create a big mess that no one wants.

3) If you decide to use pickles, make sure you rinse them off and pat them dry before using.  You don’t want the salty brine to change the taste of your melted fondue.

4) You can coat your meats in different flavors to test the best cheese and meat combinations.  Teriyaki, garlic-pepper, and herb-crusted are just some of the ideas to use.

5) Make sure your beef rests before using in the fondue pot.  If you don’t let it rest beforehand, medium rare and rare beef can bleed into the melted cheese.

Tips for using your fondue pot

1) You want to use fondue forks for your dinner.  Using these specially designed forks helps prevent burns and from fingers touching the cheese.

2) Make sure you keep the cheese fondue warm, otherwise the cheese will solidify quickly.

Here are the Cheese Fondue Dippers:

1. Cubed pieces of bread

Cheese fondue pot with 1 inch cubes of bread and fondue forks

Bread and cheese go together wonderfully.  Bread is one of the most popular things to dip in cheese fondue.

What is the best bread for cheese fondue?  That depends on your taste.

You’ll want to toast your bread to prevent it from falling apart once you dip it in the cheese fondue.

Sourdough bread, French bread, rye bread, pumpernickel bread, Brioche, whole wheat bread, olive bread, Focaccia bread, Ciabatta bread, Naan, and Challah are just some of the cheese fondue dippers to pick from.

Other bread-type ideas for dipping in cheese fondue are breadsticks, bagels, English muffins, and tortillas.

Sweet bread with nuts and dried fruits can also pair well with cheese fondue.

2. Pretzels

Cheese Fondue Dippers - Homemade Pretzels on drying baking rack

For a special night, making your own homemade pretzel recipe might be worth the time and effort.  Homemade pretzels are easier than you think.

You could also use store-bought pretzels as cheese fondue dippers.  If you decide this is the option for you, make sure you get the thicker, long wands for easy dipping because you won’t be able to put them on your fondue fork.

3. Vegetables

Cheese fondue dippers fresh vegetables - tomatoes, mushrooms, broccoli, fennel and pot of cheese fondue with grapes and a wedge of Swiss cheese

What veggies do you dip in cheese fondue?

Asparagus, zucchini, artichoke hearts, mini sweet peppers, carrots,  Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, tomatoes, broccoli, mushrooms, green beans, baby potatoes, fingerling potatoes, French fries, tater tots, pearl onions, red onion, sweet onions, and squash all taste amazing dipped in cheese fondue.

You can have your vegetables roasted, pickled, steamed, or raw – depending on your taste. Roasted vegetables are one of my favorite cheese fondue dippers.

4. Crackers or chips

Cheese Fondue Dipper Ideas - Homemade Crackers - with everything seasoning

Wheat crackers, pita chips, potato chips, and tortilla chips all taste great dipped in cheesy fondue recipes.

You can even make your own homemade crackers and shape them into long narrow form.

5. Fruit

Cheese fondue dippers apple slices - cheese fondue - slices of apples on wood

Pairing fruit with cheese fondue wouldn’t be the first thing you think of when coming up with ideas, but some fruit choices are very tasty.

Sliced apples, pears, and grapes all work well with cheese fondue.   I personally love tart green apples to dip in my cheese fondue recipe.

6. Bite-sized pieces of meat

Cheese Fondue Dippers - Steak bites on a wooden chopping board topped with chopped fresh parsley

Meat should be fully cooked before you use to dip into your cheese fondue.

Marinated sirloin, filet mignon, herb-roasted chicken bread, prime rib, mini-meatballs, beef jerky, miniature smoked sausages, duck breast, and chunks are ham will satisfy any meat lover.

You can also use cured meats as dippers for your cheese fondue like salami, chorizo, pepperoni, and soppressata.

7. Seafood

Cheese Fondue Dippers -cooked Lobster tails on a wooden cutting board with lemon wedges

Cooked shrimp, salmon, lobster tail, crab legs, and Ahi Tuna will make a nice compliment to your meat choices for a touch of cheese fondue dippers indulgence.

8. Other

Cheese fondue dippers - pickles in a white bowl on a rustic background

Potstickers, pickles, pasta (especially ravioli), and roasted jalapeño peppers are other fun ideas to use in your fondue pot.

I hope these ideas will help you create a beautiful meal for your friends and family.  Fondue gatherings are one of the best cozy dining ideas we can create at home.

For more ideas on how to have an amazing fondue gathering, here are some things I found on Amazon:

Did you know the famous Melting Pot restaurant chain put out their own cookbook?  

The cookbook has fondue recipes, salad recipes, cocktails, and sauces.  One reviewer suggested making sure you tried the “Love Martini.”

I have to say before reading any fondue cookbook, you might want to go find your fondue pot because you’re going to want to get started creating your masterpieces immediately.

The Essential Fondue cookbook has 75 gooey recipes to try.  It looks like you’ll be pretty busy testing them for “quality control!”  You’ll find plenty of ways to use your cheese fondue dippers in this book.

If you’re looking for a nice cheese fondue dippers pot for multiple people, take a look at the Oyster Fondue Pot.  

We’ve reached the end of the Cheese Fondue Dippers.  I hope you enjoyed it.

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Let me know in the comments below how you liked these easy Cheese Fondue Dippers and what you like to dip in your cheese fondue.

Make sure you join our Creating a Cozy Life – Hygge Style Facebook group.  You’re not going to believe how amazing it is.  Join here to be part of the virtual cozy cabin.

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Thanks for stopping by.  I’m so happy you found us!

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Sunday 4th of December 2022

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Monday 11th of October 2021

Oh my goodness these look amazing! Perfect for Fall comfort food or a football game!


Monday 11th of October 2021

Thank you so much Lauren!

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