Guinness Beer Fondue - Shutterstock

Guinness Fondue

Guinness Beer Fondue - Shutterstock

Did you know that the Irish have their own fondue recipe? This dish is as tasty and comforting as a Savoyard fondue! But the Irish like to add a special ingredient, which is found in many of their dishes: the famous Guinness Irish beer! An association as strange as it is tasty!

Guinness Irish Fondue

A simple, family-friendly dish!

Guinness Irish Fondue with Guinness is most often eaten in winter, during the cold and rainy days that fall on Ireland… It must be said that the meal has the advantage of stalling the hungry: you get something good, and something heavy with such ingredients!

Indeed, the Irish fondue is mainly based on red cheddar (a cheese the Irish are crazy about!), grated Emmental, and Guinness! A combination of ingredients with very strong tastes, and which can occasionally be enhanced by a dash of Worcestershire sauce.

This makes for an amazing, delicious dish, to be eaten with typical Irish bread such as brown bread or Guinness bread (an equally amazing Guinness bread). Irish people like to vary the pleasures and also dip pieces of toasted bacon with their bread in the fondue: although heavy to digest (the combination is rather fatty), it is a real pleasure to eat which will not be without reminding the raclette!

A very good Irish fondue therefore, simple, easy to make and economical, which is most often eaten with family or friends, for more conviviality! To be tasted preferably with a pint of stout of your choice: it will be then a 100% Irish meal, in the pure tradition of the country! To be eaten on a cold winter evening!

Guinness Irish Fondue Recipe


  • for 4 to 6 people
  • 600g Irish cheddar
  • 650g of Swiss cheese
  • 2 teaspoons of Maizena
  • 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of Tabasco
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 30cl of Guinness (or another Irish stout)
  • pepper


  • In a saucepan, heat the Guinnes, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, mustard, Maizena and a little pepper.
  • Gradually add the cheddar and Gruyère cheese cut into small pieces over a low heat (it must not burn).
  • Stir regularly until the mixture is smooth and homogeneous.
  • All you have to do then is serve, and dip the bread in the preparation!
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