Whiskey Cheddar Fondue

By:Natalie Paramore

Whiskey Cheddar Fondue


  • 24 ounces of sharp white cheddar, grated
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons TX Whiskey
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves


  • Toss grated cheese with cornstarch and set aside.
  • Sauté garlic in cast iron skillet over medium heat until just fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Stir in white wine and let reduce slightly, about 90 seconds.
  • Add grated cheese to skillet, about a cup at a time, stirring until melted. Repeat until all cheese is incorporated.
  • Add whiskey and stir until incorporated.
  • Stir in thyme and paprika. Add black pepper if desired.
  • Serve with roasted potatoes, bread, meat, apples and/or pickles. Gently reheat as necessary to keep cheese melted. Serve hot.