Ever wondered what to dip in cheese fondue?
We’ve got 31 unique ideas for you, including simple baguettes, breaded cauliflower, and more!
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.
But it’s not always easy to think of the perfect dippers.
So, if you are a cheese fan 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!
You’ll love dunking our homemade Potato Chips into your cheese fondue, and recipe #19 is something you shouldn’t miss, too!
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:
- Roasted Garlic Cheese Fondue
- Swiss Fondue Cheese Recipe
- Cheddar Cheese Fondue Cheese
- Beer Cheese Fondue
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 challenging to stab with fondue forks.
This is why 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 a big fan of sourdough for any purpose.
Lemony shrimp and cheese make a divine combination.
All you need to do is boil the shrimp 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 your 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 in 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 them in the cheese fondue.
Now that is a special treat right there.
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 make them easier to handle.
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 cheese, opt for steamed vegetables.
Try steaming carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, or artichoke hearts.
That is my favorite way to eat vegetables with cheese fondue.
Everyone is different, so poll the guest in advance or provide all options.
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.
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.
Enjoying these Whole Wheat Crackers with your creamy cheese fondue will create a buzz around the table.
The crackers have a sturdy and crunchy exterior that complements the silky smooth consistency of the dip.
It is an exquisite combination that will leave everyone asking for more!
9. Potato Chips
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 biscuits.
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 mild, it focuses on 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 to medium-rare.
You don’t want the steak any more done than that as 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.
12. Dill Pickles
Need a pick-me-up?
Pick a dill!
We’re talking about dill pickles, which are just the thing to get you in the mood for some cheese-dipping fun.
These fresh cucumbers are coated with flavorful brine, creating a crisp and delicious snack that will brighten up any day.
No special canning equipment is needed—pop ’em in your mouth!
13. Roasted Carrots
These Oven-Roasted Carrots are so good you’ll want to eat them every day.
They’re sweet and savory, with a golden brown char that brings out their deep flavor.
And you can dip them in cheese fondue!
Because who doesn’t love cheese fondue?
It’s like a carrot cake without the cake part but still with all the goodness of carrots and cheese.
And you know it’s good because it’s got fresh thyme (which is just one of the best herbs ever).
14. Roasted Radish
If you want to add excitement to your life, Roasted Radish is it.
This sweet and spicy root vegetable is a lovely way to get your palate out of its humdrum routine and into new territory.
Roasted Radish has a milder, slightly sweeter taste than raw radishes, so you can enjoy them without the peppery bite that can be overpowering in raw forms.
Plus, their tender texture will remind you of roasted root vegetables like carrots or potatoes.
When you’re looking for a crunchy, savory snack that will compliment your favorite cheese fondue, you need to get Crispy Garlic Basil Chips.
These lightly salted basil leaves are baked in the oven until crispy, adding an aromatic and savory dimension to your fondue.
Try dipping them in a mix of Gruyère and Emmentaler cheeses for a truly unique flavor experience.
17. Mojo Potatoes
Mojo Potatoes are a creative take on potato chips.
They’re thick, unpeeled potato slices that are battered and fried.
On the outside, they’re crispy, but on the inside, they’re tender.
And they’re perfectly seasoned!
Mojo Potatoes are also a great way to enjoy a classic snack while trying something new.
Dip them in cheese fondue, and you’ve got yourself a party!
If you’re looking for a tasty savory snack that’s a little out of the ordinary, you’ve come to the right place.
Sweet Chipotle Bacon Crackers are a lovely combination of salty and sweet, with a touch of heat.
They’re crunchy, soft, and smoky—the best of both worlds!
Serve them as a fun alternative to bread, or enjoy them with a cheese fondue dip.
19. Baked Zucchini
Baked Zucchini is ideal for entertaining.
It’s easy to prepare ahead of time and reheat easily, so you can focus on getting ready for your guests instead of sweating over the stove.
The tender yet firm texture of the zucchini also adds a crunchy contrast to the creamy melted cheese, while its mild flavor provides a perfect canvas.
And because you bake it all together in one dish, there’s no need for extra pots or pans—just set this one out on your table and watch it disappear!
If you’ve ever had a Salami, you know it’s savory, briny, and yummy.
But what if we told you that we’re going to dip that salami in cheese fondue for this recipe?
And that’s exactly what we’ve done with these Lemony Salami Bites.
Marcona almonds are sweet and moist, and the lemon zest is key to giving these bites their bright flavor.
Then we finish them off with some fresh rosemary leaves and freshly ground pepper for an extra pop of flavor.
You know you want some.
You don’t think you have time to make crispy, breaded, air-fried pepper rings?
Well, guess what—you do!
It’s just a matter of setting aside 25 minutes to make these tasty little treats.
Then you can dip them in cheese fondue and eat as many as you want because they’re so delish!
22. Pita Chips
Pita chips are a great vehicle for any of your dipping needs.
They’re light and airy, with a semi-dry and dense bite that makes them ideal for bold flavors.
They’re so easy to make, too—you can break off pieces of pita bread, season them with whatever you like, and bake them until they’re crispy!
Try adding some chili powder before baking or dipping them in cheese fondue.
The possibilities are endless!
23. Broccoli Bites
Do you love to cook but need help to get around to it?
If so, then Broccoli Bites are what you need!
These balls are made from fresh broccoli and cheese and hold their shape amazingly well.
Throw them in the oven for 30 minutes, and you’ve got easy-to-make dipping treats that will look impressive on any table.
They’re soft on the inside and slightly brown on the outside, making them extra sumptuous.
Pretzels are an old-school snack, but they’re not just for your grandma anymore.
They have much more to offer than just a bit of something savory in your mouth–they’re a whole experience!
This finger food comes in all flavors—from classic salted to buttery goodness!
If you haven’t tried one yet, now’s your chance!
Cook yourself some soft Pretzel bites and serve them with some hot cheese fondue.
If you like Brussels sprouts and bacon, this recipe is for you.
And if you don’t like those things, it’ll change your mind.
It’s that good.
We’re not kidding—we can’t keep enough of these on hand.
They’re just too good not to share with everyone!
We start with crisp-baked Brussels Sprouts that have been wrapped in bacon, then drizzle them with honey and dip them in cheese fondue.
It’s a fiesta in your mouth and will be unforgettable!
Ah! These Sausage Stuffed Mini Peppers.
They’re soft, sweet peppers filled with flavorful sausage that melt in your mouth—but we’ll let you in on another secret–they taste better with cheese fondue!
And not only do they taste fantastic, but they look absolutely stunning when served at dinner parties (or just as an appetizer).
Your taste buds will be screaming for more with these Prosciutto-Wrapped Apple Bites.
The sweet-and-salty combo of the prosciutto and honey combined with the softness of the Parmesan cheese will have your mouth watering before you even get started.
And once you do, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make these little treats.
They’re the perfect snack for game day or movie night, but they’re also great whenever you want something sweet, briny, and satisfying to dip in your cheese fondue.
Artichoke hearts are a classic, especially in fine dining.
But they can be pretty plain on their own.
These Baked Artichoke Hearts, however, are anything but!
They’re dipped in garlicky butter and coated with Parmesan breadcrumbs, giving them a crispy, nutty flavor from the artichoke.
And when you serve them cheese fondue for dipping?
A special treat awaits you!
29. Pizza Sticks
These sticks are filled with mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, and herbs and wrapped in tender dough.
They’re like little pizzas that you can pick up and eat on-the-go, or keep to yourself if you’re feeling selfish.
Dip them in cheese fondue, and you’ll be more hooked!
These Bacon Wrapped Smoked Sausages are a delightful bite to serve with cheese fondue.
It’s got all the flavor and decadence you’re looking for.
And since it’s laden with sweet, savory, and maple flavor, it pairs beautifully with the richness of the cheese.
Cauliflower is a vegetable that’s often overlooked.
But it’s got a lot of earthy flavor and versatility, and a simple spiced batter makes it crispy without the guilt.
Serve it with cheese fondue for a fun, flavorful meal!
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.
- White Wine
- Herbal Tea
The Bottom Line
Cheese Fondue is a culinary wonder that brings out the goodness of cheese.
So, if you are a cheese lover, it’s 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!
- Your Favorite Fruits
- Roasted Potatoes
- Whole Wheat Crackers
- Potato Chips
- Poached Chicken
- Steak Chunks
- Dill Pickles
- Roasted Carrots
- Roasted Radish
- Pickled Onions
- Crispy Garlic Basil Chips
- Mojo Potatoes
- Sweet Chipotle Bacon Crackers
- Baked Zucchini
- Lemony Salami Bites
- Air Fryer Pepper Rings
- Pita Chips
- Broccoli Bites
- Brussels Sprouts Wrapped In Bacon
- Sausage Stuffed Mini Peppers
- Prosciutto Wrapped Apple Bites
- Baked Artichoke Hearts
- Pizza Sticks
- Bacon Wrapped Smoked Sausage
- Baked Breaded Cauliflower
- Find your favorite dippers from our What To Dip In Cheese Fondue list.
- Make your cheese fondue and prepare the dippers.
- Start munching and tell us what you think on our Facebook page.