Easy Vegan Cheese Fondue Recipe 🌱 A simply delicious recipe for preparing the best cheese fondue. Cashews, potatoes, white wine and kirsch blended with all plant-based ingredients create this rich and creamy classic European cheese dipping sauce.
1.5tablespoonsNutritional yeast We like this brand
½cupNon-dairy milkYour choice. We used oat milk.
¾cupProseccoor dry white wine.
Place cashews in a bowl. Cover with water and soak overnight in refrigerator. See notes below for quick method.
Prepare cheese fondue
Rinse and drain pre-soaked cashews. Place in a blender.
Peel and cube potatoes. Place in a 4 quart (or larger) pot. Cover with water and place lid over pot.
Place on high heat. Bring to a boil and lower to a simmer for about 15 minutes, until potatoes are tender. Remove from heat and drain.
Place cooked potatoes in blender. Add nutritional yeast, salt, pepper, lemon juice, vegan milk, kirsch and tapioca powder.
Place lid on blender and blend at high speed until very smooth. You might need shut off the blender occasionally and stir the ingredients a few times as it will be quite thick.
Transfer blended mixture to a 4 quart (or larger) pot. Place on stove over med-high heat.
Fold in Prosecco or white wine. Stir with silicone spatula or whisk for a few minutes until cheese is thick and a bit stringy. Remove from heat.
Slice garlic clove in half and rub the cut side on the inside walls of the fondue pot. (Optional).
Place fondue pot and stand on a non-flammable surface.
Light burner under fondue pot or plug-in (if electric).
Pour hot cheese into fondue pot. Sprinkle with chopped chives or freshly ground black pepper.
Enjoy with cubes of french bread, baguette or sourdough and a variety of veggies, sliced fruit, or vegan meats.
🥕Quick method for soaking cashews - A faster method is to cover the cashews in boiling water and allow them to sit for a couple hours. You can also place the cashews covered in water in a saucepan and boil for about 10 minutes on the stovetop until they plump up and soften.🥕Dippers (Small bites & things to dip in cheese fondue)
Fruit – Fresh or dried apples, pears, apricots, dates.
Veggies – Broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, yellow squash, carrots, mushrooms, peppers, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, potato wedges, artichoke hearts, and pickles . . . just to name a few.
Vegan Meats – Firm tofu cubes or slices, seitan, meatless nuggets, or our favorite veggie meatballs.
🥕Serving Suggestions It’s a good idea to lightly cook the vegetables for a few minutes by steaming, blanching in boiling water, or roasting in an oven until they’re slightly tender. It helps bring out the colors & flavors while making them easier to eat. See this recipe for creating the best Mediterranean roasted veggies for more tips!Arrange your bread, veggies, etc. on a cutting board or in individual dishes or bowls. Provide small plates and fondue forks or disposable bamboo skewers for single use dipping (which isn’t a bad idea when entertaining several people).🥕Non-alcohol version: If you prefer not to use alcohol, you can substitute the Prosecco and/or kirsch with additional non-dairy milk, vegetable broth, apple juice or sparkling cider.🥕Safety Reminder - Never leave a lit fondue pot unattended. Be sure to place the fondue pot on a flame-proof or non-combustable surface. Stir cheese occasionally to prevent it from burning on the bottom of the pot. Adjust or lower the flame as needed and make sure to fully extinguish it before the pot is empty.