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Vegan Cheese Fondue Recipe

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As promised, today I will share a tasty fondue recipe, easy vegan cheese fondue. Yes, you do not need to give up cheese as a vegan. There are so many homemade and store bought vegan cheeses of different flavors. You’d be surprised. Personally, I have never been a big cheese fan, except for mozzarella, cheese on pizza and in sauces, and a hearty fondue.

We’re going to focus on taste and ease, no complications here, no long recipes that look like difficult formulas. This vegan cheese fondue recipe is easy to make, and I will show you how to do it.

I picked this recipe from Forks Over Knives, an amazing vegan cookbook I bought several months ago.

What Do You Need For This Fondue?

Surprisingly, not a lot. The ingredients are few and do not hurt your wallet. πŸ˜‰

  • 1 pound small Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup dry white wine, such as Chardonnay
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Β½ cup unsweetened plant milk, such as almond, soy, or rice
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeastnutritional-yeast
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
  • ΒΌ teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
  • ΒΌ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch sea salt

(courtesy from Forks Over Knives)

How Do You Make It?

Aha, well, the best way to tell you is by following the exact steps of the recipe, basically, doing it myself. I had fun preparing this fondue. As I expected, it was easy and didn’t take up much time. It’s a pretty simple and straightforward recipe.

  • Combine the potatoes and carrots in a large saucepan and add enough water to cover them. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cook, covered, for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain, reserving Β½ cup of the cooking water. Transfer the potatoes and carrots to a blender.

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  • Meanwhile, place 1 tablespoon of water in a large skillet and heat over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic; sautΓ© for 8 minutes or until tender, adding water 1 to 2 tablespoons at a time, (you need to do that to prevent sticking). Add the onion mixture to the vegetables in the blender.

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  • Wipe out the skillet and add the wine and cornstarch, whisking to combine. Pour in the Β½ cup reserved cooking water, the plant-based milk (I used amaranth), nutritional yeast, mustard,pepper, turmeric, and nutmeg, and stir. Heat over medium heat and cook, stirring, until thick and bubbly.
  • Add the wine mixture to the vegetables in the blender.
  • Process until smooth.

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  • Optional: season with salt
  • Transfer the mixture to a fondue pot. Keep the mixture bubbling gently over a fondue burner. Serve with dippers of your choosing.

Result?

After making it, I had to try it right away, and yes, the recipe is approved. The mixture tastes delicious! It is thick, creamy, hearty, and you can’t stop dipping into this fondue. I told my friend I was going to make this today, so when she comes over tonight, I’m sure there will be nothing left of this vegan cheese fondue.

Yummy dig in!

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The Best Way To Serve

I used a beautifully decorated pot which looks like it belongs to a fondue set. Yes, I cheated a little, but I am set on getting my very own fondue set very soon, probably within the next two weeks. Why? Because I want to try out more fondues. How about vegan Swiss cheese fondue? Sounds good? So, that’ll come up soon enough, as soon as I get my fondue set. In the meantime I am going to whisk up some more vegan sausage recipes and useful reviews in my upcoming posts. So, stay tuned.

This fondue I made today is based on a recipe by Forks Over Knives. I followed the steps, and – as usual, because that is just me – I improvised a little. I replaced the turmeric with curry, because my local store had run out of turmeric. I also changed the nutmeg for pesto herbs, since it adds a nice cheesy flavor.

In case, you have a hard time finding spices like nutmeg for example, it’s OK to use an alternative with a similar flavor. The dish will still come out wonderfully, as long as you don’t go overboard. I mean, do not replace salt with white sugar because it looks the same, OK πŸ˜‰ I think that might cause a little problem πŸ˜‰

Nutritional yeast can be found at health stores or in vegan food sections at grocery stores. Or, to make it easier, it can also be ordered online at a good price.

If you have any questions about this recipe, or if you’d like me to cover any other vegan recipes on my blog, please let me know in the comments. By all means, try out this vegan fondue, it is so good!

 

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14 Comments

  1. Hello Christine, thanks for taking your time to put up such wonderful post. I somehow eel this post is made for me. I only started a vegan diet some days back and i have been in search for some vegan meal. I love this meal you have given here, its recipe are quite easy for me to come across here and the making process isn’t too complex for a guy to learn. I’ll give it a try soon and hopefully come to share my experience. Thanks for sharing. 

    • Hi Dane,

      Congratulations on going vegan! πŸ™‚ 

      Yes, try out this recipe and check out my blog for more recipes. I have blogged about vegan sausages, burgers, barbecues, soups, and snacks, and other topics. I hope you like the fondue πŸ™‚ 

  2. Hi Christine. Thank you for your fantastic website. Your current blog on ‘Vegan Cheese Fondue recipe” sounds simply scrumptious.  I was brought up a vegetarian, due to religious reasons. Of late there has been a growing movement towards Veganism around the globe. My wife and I have been looking for healthy, tasty vegan recipes that will satisfy the taste buds, and we came across your recipe. It sounds like an easy hearty meal to prepare and your directions have made it easy to follow. The only question I have for you is do you know of any way to actually produce a cheese product without milk. Jim

    • Hi Jim,

      This recipe has only plant-based milk, so it is no real dairy product. There are also other recipes for vegan cheeses that are made with potatoes and need no plant-based milk. I will share more of that in my upcoming posts πŸ™‚ 

  3. This vegan cheese fondue sounds phenomenal and healthy. My mom is vegan, and I know she will enjoy this recipe. Sometimes it’s so hard to find the foods she can eat. The book you are recommending Forks OVer Knives has excellent reviews; I will order one right away. Thanks.

  4. I definitely can’t wait to make this Fondue. For sure the ingredients are the ideal for me and my family. Recently, we decided to try vegan dishes for at least a month and it has been going well so far. However, I really need more delicious recipes. So this one will come in handy. thanks for sharing.

  5. Hello Christine,

    Another great article as always! Anything with Cheese is great πŸ˜› πŸ˜›
    This recipe sounds really tasty and easy to cook. I love your website and all these healthy recipes you always share with us! At least now I have a place to check whenever I want something new related to food. This Cheese fondue seems really great, in fact, I would love to cook it today and check it out.

    I have a question about this recipe. Is it fine to add spicy sauce to it? and can I change this 1 cup dry white wine, such as Chardonnay? what is your recommendation if I want to change this ingredient?

    Again thank you for this great recipe!

    • Hello, of course you can change the wine. If you want a heartier taste, pick a different wine, by all means. I’m all for improvising. And spicy sauce, nice. I may have to come over and try it when you make this πŸ˜‰

  6. Really nice and helpful comment for all vegan out there. I am vegetarian by myself, so found it very useful as well. I think that recently, the options for vegetarians or vegans are increasing and also through such a blogs with recipes like yours. Well done and happy to see some more.

    What would you recommend as a highest advantage of being vegan, in comparison to vegetarian maybe? Just being curios

    • Hi Julius, the biggest difference between a vegan and vegetarian is that vegetarians stil consume dairy products, which is unhealthy and comes from a cruel industry. As a vegetarian your health already increases considerably, but as a vegan who has cut out dairy products health may improve more, always providing that you’re having a healthy and balanced diet with all the required vitamins. I hope this answers your question πŸ™‚
      Thank you for visiting my blog πŸ™‚

  7. It’s great that you have been able to create and share with the world such a delicious cheese fondue. I hadn’t heard of doing vegan cheese this way, so this looks like a yummy healthy dish to serve. I bet you and your friend had a great night with awesome food lol! Are there some dipping options that tasted better than others with this particular cheese fondue? Thanks for sharing.

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