- November 5, 2022
- 30 Minute Meals
Brie Fondue Recipe
Take fondue night to the next level with this delicious brie cheese fondue recipe to share with all your friends and family.
Appetizers are always something I look forward to making and eating. Why? Because it lets the foodie in me get a little bit of everything.
What I love about this cheese sauce is that it takes a classic and traditional fondue sauce but adds the distinctly delicious flavors of brie (and I love brie).
This is incredibly versatile because it works for date nights, small gatherings with friends, or as a large party appetizer. Get all the details below on how to make this recipe and more. Let’s dive in!
Why This Recipe Works:
- Brie has a mild yet buttery taste. It pairs well with other more pungent cheeses like gruyere cheese or gouda.
- This cheese is naturally softer and melts quickly, making it ideal for a cheese sauce recipe.
- It’s an elegant way to enjoy a fun party appetizer or to have for romantic dinners
- Medium Saucepan
- Cheese Grater
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Knife & Cutting Board
- Large Ovenproof Platter
- Baking Sheet
- Electric Fondue Pot (optional)
- Fondue Forks or Skewers
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- 8 oz. Brie Cheese (one large piece or small wheels work fine)
- 8 oz. Gouda Cheese (block cheese)
- White Wine (dry wine like sauvignon blanc)
- Lemon Juice
- Garlic Clove
- Sea Salt and Black Pepper
How To Make Brie Fondue Sauce:
- Start by slicing off the top of the brie cheese with a sharp knife. The rind will not melt and needs to be removed. Carefully remove the parchment paper from the cheese and use a pairing knife to carefully slice it off without losing too much of the cheese. Brie is too soft to grate, so I like to chop it up into small pieces with a chef’s knife.
- Grate a block of gouda cheese. You can sub for gruyere or swiss cheese as well. Place both kinds of cheese into a large mixing bowl.
- Add the cornstarch to the bowl of diced and grated cheese. Toss it all together so all the cheese is coated evenly and set it aside.
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat add the white wine, lemon juice, and minced garlic. Bring to a simmer.
- Once the wine mixture is simmering reduce the heat to low and slowly add small amounts of the cornstarch-coated cheese to the wine. Whisk the cheese into the wine thoroughly until fully melted. Repeat this until all the cheese has melted into one sauce. Be sure to continuously whisk the cheese mixture the entire time to prevent scorching.
- Season to taste with salt, pepper, and nutmeg (seen in the most original recipe)
- Transfer the cheese fondue to a fondue cooking pot or heavy bottom cast iron skillet (this retains heat).
What To Serve With Brie Fondue:
Here are some of my favorite pairings to go with melted brie fondue.
- French Bread or Sourdough Bread
- Apple Slices
- Roasted Vegetables (butternut squash, brussels sprouts, asparagus spears, etc.)
- Smoked Sausage (or li l smokies)
- Dried Apricots & Pecans
- Cherry Tomatoes
While you can serve most of this raw or at room temperature, I love to roast or bake it in the oven. Toss the bread cubes in olive oil and melted butter with herbs de Provence or Italian seasoning. Bake until lightly toasted and golden brown.
Additionally, you can roast the vegetables and sausage. The beauty of this recipe is that everything can go into the oven while the cheese melts into your fondue sauce making this all a fairly simple and hands off appetizer to put together.
Place everything together on one large platter with the fondue pot in the center of the tray. Use fondue forks or skewers for easy dipping!
Worried about germs? Have everyone serve themselves on their own plates and enjoy.
Love brie? Me too! Here are some other recipes you should try:
Brie Fondue Recipe
- 8 oz. Brie remove the white rind
- 8 oz. Gouda freshly grated
- 2 tbsp. Cornstarch
- 1 cup Dry White Wine sauvignon blanc
- 1 clove Garlic minced
- 1 tbsp. Lemon Juice
- 1/2 tsp. Salt
- 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg freshly grated if you can
- 1 French Bread Loaf or Sourdough
- 1/2 lb. Smoked Turkey Sausage sliced and cooked on the stove
- 1/2 lb. Brussels Sprouts roasted
- 2 cups Butternut Squash roasted
- 12 mini Pretzel Bites
- 1/2 cup Dried Apricots
- 1 Green Apple sliced
- 1/2 cup Whole Pecans
- Begin by prepping any fondue dippers you will want to have. Toast the bread, roast the veggies, etc. Anything hot can all go in the oven and be roasted while you make the cheese sauce.
- Using a sharp knife, slice the outside rind off the brie cheese wheel (the white chalky part) because it doesn't melt well. Once the rind is removed, diced the brie up into small pieces (it may be a bit sticky because it is a softer cheese).
- Next, grate the 8 oz. of gouda cheese. Then combine the diced brie, gouda, and cornstarch together into a bowl and toss until everything is coated very thouroughly.
- In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, add the wine, lemon juice, and minced garlic. Bring to a simmer.
- Once the wine mixture is simmering, slowly add small amount of cheese (a few tablespoons at a time) to the saucepan and whisk well. The cheese should melt completely into the wine before adding additional cheese.
- Repeat this process and whisk continuously until all of the cheese is melted into the sauce. Reduce the heat to low and season lightly with a little salt and nutmeg.
- Pour the brie fondue into an electric fondue pot, mini slow cooker or a cast iron/ ceramic dish (this holds heat).
- While the sauce is finished, add all the fondue dippers to a platter. Place the brie cheese into the center.
- Use fondue forks or grilling skewers for dipping and serve!