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Try These 11 Unique Ideas For What To Dip In Cheese Fondue!

Why not get creative with cheese fondue dippers?

Whether you plan to throw a fondue party or simply want to indulge in a delicious, cheesy experience at home, you need the right cheese fondue dippers to make the most of your cheese fondue.

However, it’s not always easy to think of the perfect dippers.

So, if you are a fan of cheese and just can’t think of something to dip in your cheese fondue, you’ve come to the right place.

Scroll down to take a look at what to dip in cheese fondue!

One more thing before we dive into that list of cheese fondue dippers.

Here are a few tasty cheese fondue recipes for you, just in case you need one.

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1. Bread

Bread is easily the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to cheese fondue dippers.

It is a classic dipper that complements the taste of cheese.

While all kinds of bread work well, one of my favorites is a baguette. Cut it into small pieces to make the perfect dipper!

Experiment with toasting the baguette and not toasting it.

Toasted bread is quite tasty but can be a bit challenging to stab with the fondue forks.

This is why I think offering both options is nice.

Keep in mind when choosing a fondue dipping bread that a denser bread will work best.

I am also a big fan of using sourdough bread to dip in cheesy fondue but then again I am big fan of sourdough for any purpose.

Also, while you shopping for your fondue dippers consider picking up some pumpernickel bread and why not try some biscuits too.

2. Shrimp

Lemony shrimp and cheese make a divine combination. All you need to do is boil the shrimps with lemons until they are pink.

Peeled and tail-on shrimps will take your cheese fondue collection to the next level!

If you don’t have time to cook on your own shrimp consider picking up a few of those shrimp rings from the frozen food department at the grocery store.

If you can’t find them, ask the folks working at the meat department.

Also, ask the folks at the meat department for their pre-cooked shrimp.

Most of the time they have pre-cooked and pre-peeled shrimp behind the glass on ice.

By the way, if they have the cooked shrimp back there, they also most likely have some cooked crab legs.

You could get fancy and give people some crab legs to crack and then dip in the cheese fondue.

Now that, is a special treat right there.

3. Your Favorite Fruits

Go crazy with fruits!

Cheese fondue gives you the perfect opportunity to bring citrusy fruits to the table and enjoy them with cheese.

Some of the best choices of fruits that make the ideal fondue dippers include apples, pears, grapes, avocados, and cherry tomatoes.

Don’t feel like you have to peel those apples. Slice them up and put them out on the table.

Leaving the skin on will actually make them a bit easier to handle.

4. Veggies

Vegetables add crunch and color and are super yummy when served as cheese fondue dippers.

If you want to enjoy a snappy texture with every bite, you can go with fresh bell peppers, small, fresh asparagus, mushrooms, or green beans.

On the other hand, if you want to emphasize on cheese, opt for steamed vegetables.

Try steaming carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, or artichokes hearts.

That is my personal favorite way to eat vegetables with cheese fondue.

Everyone is different so perhaps poll the guest in advance or provide all options.

5. Meatballs

Nothing beats the taste of cheesy meatballs melting in your mouth, which is why it’s essentially impossible to go wrong with meatball dippers for your cheese fondue.

Make your own or bake a big bag of grocery store meatballs to enjoy the delicious meat-cheese combo.

6. Pasta

If you are still wondering what to dip in cheese fondue, try some good old-fashioned pasta. Go for pasta in large shapes like shells and rigatoni.

The bigger the pasta, the better it is!

This is an even more fun option than I first expected. It is like eating deconstructed mac and cheese.

Now, that is fun adulting right there.

7. Roasted Potatoes

Whether you fry it, bake it, or boil it, you just can’t go wrong with potatoes.

Since potatoes are extremely versatile and oh-so-delicious, you can also use them as cheese fondue dippers.

The best option is to simply bake a tray of baby potatoes to serve with fondue.

8. Mint Leaves

Think out of the box and try dipping some mint leaves in our cheese fondue.

It is an exquisite combination that will leave your guests asking for more!

9. Potato Chips and Nachos

Potato chips are a classic dipper.

They go with a variety of dips and sauces and also make an excellent choice for cheese fondue dippers.

Some other snack style cheese fondue dippers include nachos and wheat crackers.

10. Poached Chicken

While it may seem like an unlikely candidate for the dipper table, poached chicken is one of the best cheese fondue dippers.

Since it is generally bland, it brings the focus to cheese to give you a delicious cheesy experience with every bite!

11. Steak Chunks

Now, this is a bit decadent but oh my goodness is it delicious. Buy a few beautiful steaks and grill them so that they are medium rare.

You don’t want the steak any more done than that because it will cook a bit more while being dipped into the cheese.

Next, cut the steak into 1″ thick cubes and enjoy!

I prefer to grill the steaks for this because it adds a bit of a smokey flavor and that grill marks just add a bit more charm.

Tips for Serving Fondue

Now that you know what to serve with cheese fondue, here are a few fondue ideas to make sure you serve cheese like a real pro at your next party.

  • If you are holding a big fondue party, make sure you have more than a single cheese fondue pot.  You don’t want to keep your guests waiting for their turn!
  • Make your dipper selection as diverse as possible and offer multiple dipper options to your guests.
  • A fondue party must be fun and colorful. So, don’t shy away from having a colorful and lively cheese fondue dipper section.
  • Make sure you stir the cheese after every few minutes.
  • Place the dippers on the table in a manner so that they are easily accessible to everyone.

What to Drink with Cheese Fondue

Your cheese fondue is ready and the dippers are set, the only thing left to do is bring in the drinks. Here are the top three choices of drinks to serve with cheese fondue.

Bottom Line

Cheese fondue is a culinary wonder that brings out the goodness of cheese.

So, if you are a cheese lover, its time you throw a cheese fondue party and share an exquisite cheesy experience with your friends and family.

Follow these fondue ideas and dipper tips to throw a memorable fondue party that everyone will remember for a long time!

11 Cheese fondue dippers

11 Cheese fondue dippers

11 popular dippers that will take your cheese fondue eating experience to the next level!


  • Bread
  • Shrimps
  • Your favorite fruits
  • Veggies
  • Meatballs
  • Pasta
  • Roasted potatoes
  • Mint leaves
  • Potato chips and nachos
  • Poached chicken
  • Steak chunks


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  2. Tell us your favorites

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