Cheese and Whiskey Fondue

A fun and festive starter for any dinner party, this cheesy fondue is served with soft bread cubes or toasted baguette slices.


  • 1 cup (115 g) sliced onion
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups (360 ml) milk
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) whiskey
  • 1 pound (454 g) cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 1 Tablespoon potato starch dissolved in 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) cold water


  1. Sauté onions in olive oil until soft.
  2. Place into the Vitamix container with the milk, whiskey and cheese in the order listed and secure lid.
  3. Select Variable 1.
  4. Turn on machine and slowly increase to Variable 10, then to High.
  5. Blend for 5-6 minutes or until heavy steam escapes from the vented lid. Stop machine.
  6. Remove lid plug and add potato starch mixture through the lid plug opening.
  7. Blend for 1 minute. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Pour into a fondue pot to keep warm. Serve with bread cubes.

This recipe has been written for the C-Series machines with Variable Speed control and Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.