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Whisky cheese fondue

Whisky and Cheese blend wih bread sticks being dipped into for a fondue dinner.

This Whisky cheese fondue recipe features the goodness of Ontario corn in the Ontario grain corn whisky that is added to a blend of 3 kinds of cheese. Perfect for a small family dinner or a holiday party this season. Try this gooey fondue with crusty bread or cut vegetables!

Yield: 8 servings

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes


  • 1 pound extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup aged white cheddar, shredded
  • ½ pound Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 garlic cloves, halved
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 3 tbsp Ontario corn whiskey
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

For dipping:

  • Crusty bread
  • Bread sticks
  • Crackers
  • Cut and washed raw vegetables of your choice!


  1. Combine all shredded cheese and mix well in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add corn starch and mix. Set aside
  3. IN a large saucepan, rub peeled garlic gloves on the bottom and sides. Discard used garlic.
  4. Bring the saucepan to medium heat and add wine. Bring it to a simmer.
  5. Start adding cheese and cornstarch mixture in 4-5 handfuls. After each handful whisk, and continue to whisk constantly. Let cheese melt before adding in the next handful. Repeat until you have a melted and well combined melted cheese mixture.
  6. Add whisky and stir until cheese fondue mixture begins to bubble (3 minutes).
  7. Remove from heat immediately- don’t let it boil!
  8. Season with salt and pepper and serve hot! 

#TrainWithGrainsTip: Make sure you are whisking and stirring cheese mixture while on heat to ensure it doesn’t stick or burn the bottom or sides of the saucepan.