30+ delicious dippers for your cheese fondue

Everyone loves a good cheese fondue and there are so many mouth-watering foods to go with it that you’re going to love. Here’s a list of 30 delicious food items to pair with this savory meal. So, check it out!

Cheese fondue dipper ideas
Bread being dipped in a cheese fondue.

I recently stumbled upon two barely-used fondue pots for $7 each. That was a deal I couldn’t pass up! I couldn’t wait to try it out with my kids. This was my first crack at doing fondue and it was so tasty. Plus, I loved all the flavor combinations that I could try. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Here’s how we did it.

Make your cheese fondue

There are a lot of really good recipes out there for fondue. However, I found a super easy recipe that didn’t require alcohol but still that had such a rich flavor to it. Here are the ingredients you’ll need for your fondue:

  • 2 cups lightly packed shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 1 ½ cups lightly packed shredded Swiss cheese
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup low-sodium good-quality chicken broth
  • ⅛ teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced or pressed garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black or white pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Dash of paprika

I prepared this fondue in a fondue pot. It made it super easy.

Cheese fondue dipping items
Adding cheese to my fondue pot

What to dip in your fondue

Cheese fondue can be paired with so many different foods, and they don’t all have to be savory either. Here’s a list of 30 items that you can dip into your fondue:


  • Steamed broccoli
  • Yellow, red, orange peppers
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Dill pickles
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Roasted baby potatoes
  • Baby carrots
  • Sautéed artichoke hearts
  • Pickled pearl onions
  • Celery
  • Sliced Portobello mushrooms
  • Zucchini
  • Asparagus


  • Tart apples
  • Pears
  • Seedless grapes
  • Pineapple
  • Asian pears
  • Dried apricots
  • Figs


  • Bacon
  • Shrimp
  • Rotisserie chicken chunks
  • Filet mignon
  • Meatballs
  • Salami
  • Prosciutto
  • Lil’ Smokies
  • Steamed lobster or crab


  • French baguette
  • Sourdough bread
  • Rigatoni pasta
Items to dip in your fondue
Various dipping items for your delicious fondue

Arrange your dippers and dig in

I was honestly so surprised how much my boys enjoyed the cheese fondue that I made. Having an official fondue pot also made it fun because each of them had their own skewer. I cut all of my dippers and arranged them on a platter and then we dug in!

Cheese fondue dippers
Eating cheese fondue for dinner with my kids

What are you favorite things to dip in your fondue? If you like fondue for dinner, how about for dessert too? Check out this easy, creamy chocolate fondue recipe. You’ll love it.

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