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the ultimate vegan beer cheese fondue

Yes! Fondue for the vegans. Let us rejoice!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine French
Keyword cashews, cheese, cheese dip, vegan cheese sauce
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 5 cups
Author Lauren Toyota


  • 2 C raw cashews, soaked in hot water for 20 minutes
  • 1 C diced white onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 2 C peeled and diced white potato
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 2 C pale ale
  • 1/2 C sauerkraut brine (juice from a jar of sauerkraut)
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon


  1. In a large pan or cast iron skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Once hot, add onion and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes until soft and translucent.

  2. Add garlic, nutmeg, salt, and white pepper and sauté for another minute. Then add in potato and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add pale ale and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes and potatoes should be fork tender.

  4. Add this mixture to a blender along with drained and rinsed cashews, sauerkraut brine, white wine vinegar, and dijon. Blend until very smooth.
  5. Pour into the fondue vessel at the table once the flame ignited and get fondu’ing!
  6. Pair with fresh baguette, raw broccoli, roasted potatoes, browned vegan sausage, apple slices, cherry tomatoes, pickled vegetables, or whatever you please!