Delicious Vegan Cheese Fondue Recipe for Any Occasion

Hello and welcome to my recipe article for a delicious vegan cheese fondue! I am thrilled to share this easy and dairy-free recipe with you today.

As a vegan chef, I believe that everyone can indulge in delicious and satisfying meals without harming animals or the planet. This is why I am always on the lookout for new plant-based recipes that are both healthy and tasty.

In my opinion, there is nothing more comforting than dipping some crunchy veggies or breads into a warm pot of gooey cheese sauce. And this vegan version of fondue hits all the right notes – it’s rich, creamy, savory, and so flavorful that you won’t miss the dairy at all.

This recipe uses high-quality ingredients like raw cashews, nutritional yeast flakes, white wine, and tahini to create a cheesy sauce that will impress even the most skeptical cheese lover. And best of all, it’s ready in under 30 minutes!

Whether you’re hosting a party or just feeling indulgent, this vegan cheese fondue is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. So let’s get started on this delectable journey to fondue heaven!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Vegan Cheese Fondue
Vegan Cheese Fondue

This vegan cheese fondue recipe is bound to be a new favorite in your household. Not only is it incredibly delicious, but it’s also a plant-based alternative to traditional cheese fondues, making it perfect for anyone with dietary restrictions.

But don’t let the “vegan” label fool you – this cheesy fondue is packed with flavor and has a rich, creamy texture that will satisfy even the most die-hard cheese lovers. In fact, some people say that they can’t even tell the difference between this vegan version and its dairy counterpart!

One of the things I love most about this recipe is how quick and easy it is to make. With just a handful of simple ingredients, you can whip up a batch of fondue in under 30 minutes. And because it’s so easy to make, this recipe is perfect for last-minute dinner parties or impromptu gatherings with friends.

Another reason why you’ll love this recipe is that it’s highly customizable. You can swap out the white wine for vegetable broth if you prefer or adjust the amount of nutritional yeast to get the exact cheesy flavor you’re craving. The possibilities are endless!

Lastly, this recipe is a great way to add more plant-based meals into your diet without sacrificing taste or satisfaction. It’s perfect for those who are looking to reduce their consumption of animal products or adopt a more vegetarian/vegan lifestyle.

So go ahead and give this easy vegan cheese fondue recipe a try – I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Ingredient List

 A warm and gooey bowl of vegan cheese fondue
A warm and gooey bowl of vegan cheese fondue

Let’s talk about the ingredients needed for this delicious vegan cheese fondue recipe! Here’s a list of everything you’ll need:

Ingredients (1x)

  • 1 cup of raw cashews, soaked for at least 4 hours
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • ¾ cup of dry white wine
  • ¾ cup of water
  • 3 vegetable bouillon cubes
  • 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup of nutritional yeast flakes
  • 8 oz. (or 2 cups) of vegan cheese (cheddar cheeze or any plant-based cheese you prefer)
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot or cornstarch
  • Fondue dippers (tofu, bread, sliced veggies, etc.)

Ingredients (2x)

If you want to make a bigger batch, here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of raw cashews, soaked for at least 4 hours
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1½ cups of dry white wine
  • 1½ cups of water
  • 5 vegetable bouillon cubes
  • 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Juice from 2 lemons
  • 4 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 cups nutritional yeast flakes
  • 16 oz. (or 4 cups) vegan cheese (cheddar cheeze or any plant-based cheese you prefer)
  • 4 tablespoons arrowroot or cornstarch
  • Fondue dippers (tofu, bread, sliced veggies, etc.)

Note: If you don’t have arrowroot on hand or can’t find it at your local grocery store, feel free to use cornstarch instead. Also make sure to soak your cashews ahead of time; this will help achieve that rich and creamy texture in your fondue sauce.

The Recipe How-To

 Perfect for sharing with friends and family
Perfect for sharing with friends and family

Now, for the moment we’ve all been waiting for – let’s dive into the recipe itself. This vegan cheese fondue recipe yields around 4 cups of fondue and requires a total of 10-12 minutes active time and around 20 minutes total cook time. Gather your ingredients and follow this step-by-step guide to create a rich, creamy, plant-based fondue perfect for any meal or party.

Ingredients 1:

  • 2 cups raw cashews, soaked for 2 hours or overnight
  • 1 pound small Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 vegetable bouillon cubes
  • 4 cups water

Ingredients 2:

  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Pinch of salt

Ingredients 3:

  • 3 tbsp arrowroot or cornstarch diluted in 3 tbsp cold water
  • Vegan cheese – grated or cubed (about 200-300 grams)

Step-by-Step instructions:
Step 1:

Drain the soaked cashews and add them to a high-speed blender with the boiled and drained potatoes, onion, garlic, vegetable bouillon cubes, and four cups of water. Blend on high speed for two minutes until smooth and creamy.

Step 2:

In a separate saucepan over medium heat, combine the white wine, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, nutritional yeast flakes, tahini garlic, white pepper, onion powder and salt. Stir frequently until mixture is warmed through.

Step 3:

Pour the blended potato/cashew mixture into the wine mixture saucepan. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly with a whisk until boiling.

Step 4:

Reduce heat to low-medium setting and add cubed vegan cheese and stir continuously until melted completely.

Step 5:

Meanwhile dissolve 3 tbsp of arrowroot or cornstarch in another 3 tbsp of water in a bowl. Add it to the heating mixture in the saucepan very slowly while whisking continuously until it thickens for about 5 minutes.

Now you are ready to serve your delicious vegan cheese fondue!

Substitutions and Variations

 Dip your favorite veggies or bread into melted cheese heaven
Dip your favorite veggies or bread into melted cheese heaven

Just because this vegan cheese fondue recipe is delicious as written doesn’t mean you can’t make it your own. One of the benefits of cooking at home is that you can customize recipes to your taste preference! Here are some variations and substitutions that you can try:

– Nutritional yeast is an essential ingredient for the cheesy flavor, but if you can’t find it, try using a vegan cheddar cheeze block or Violife fondue instead.

– If you don’t have cornstarch or arrowroot, try using potato starch or tapioca starch to thicken the fondue sauce.

– For a little kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper.

– If white wine isn’t your thing, you can substitute it with vegetable broth or apple cider vinegar.

– To make this recipe gluten-free, simply use tamari sauce instead of soy sauce and serve with gluten-free bread or veggies.

– In terms of dipping options, feel free to get creative! While bread is traditional, you could also dip vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, or cherry tomatoes in the fondue. Adding tofu cubes would also be delicious!

– If you prefer a milder cheese taste, adjust the amount of nutritional yeast flakes added to the fondue sauce.

Remember to experiment with different ingredients and find what works best for you. With these substitutions and variations, this easy vegan fondue recipe is truly versatile and adaptable to fit any taste bud!

Serving and Pairing

 Impress your guests with a dairy-free version of a classic dish
Impress your guests with a dairy-free version of a classic dish

Now that you have your delicious vegan cheese fondue ready, it’s time to serve and pair it with some mouth-watering dippers. This fondue is very versatile in terms of pairing options, giving you the freedom to get creative with your food combinations!

This rich creamy fondue sauce is perfect for dipping all sorts of things such as veggies, sourdough bread, French baguette, pickles, and roasted potatoes. You can also try it with vegan sausages, seitan strips or baked tofu cubes if you are looking for something more savory.

For a slightly sweeter touch, you can dip fresh fruits like strawberries or pineapple slices in the fondue sauce. The contrast between the salty and tangy taste from the cheese mixed with the natural sweetness of the fruit will be a delightful combination that your taste buds will love.

Another interesting option would be to add some spicy kick to your fondue by serving it with jalapeño peppers or hot sauce on the side. This will give the dish an extra dimension and will leave a warm feeling in your belly.

Finally, when it comes to pairing your fondue with wine, we recommend a crisp and fruity white wine. A dry Riesling or Sauvignon Blanc would be perfect, as they perfectly balance the acidity of the cheese and complement its flavors.

Plus, if you want to make your fondue party extra special, create a fun atmosphere by playing some music in the background, dimming the lights and lighting some candles on the table. This will make for a cozy and intimate setting that will enhance your entire fondue experience!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A cozy and comforting meal for cold nights in
A cozy and comforting meal for cold nights in

As someone always on the go, I understand the value of being able to prepare meals in advance or store leftovers for later enjoyment. That’s why I’m excited to share with you some tips for making vegan cheese fondue in advance, storing it properly, and reheating it to be just as delicious as when it was first made.


If you’re planning on making your fondue ahead of time, it can be prepared up to two days in advance. After it’s cooked, transfer the vegan cheese fondue to an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator until ready to serve. This will give the flavours time to meld together for an even richer taste.


Leftover vegan cheese fondue can last up to four days in the refrigerator if stored properly. Make sure to keep it in an airtight container and stir it occasionally to keep the texture smooth and creamy.


When reheating your vegan cheese fondue, heat it slowly over low heat. A microwave is not recommended as it can cause the cheese sauce to become lumpy or grainy. Instead, place the fondue in a saucepan on low heat, stirring constantly until heated through. Add a splash of white wine, vegetable broth or plant-based milk if needed to thin out the sauce.

With these simple steps, you can easily make vegan cheese fondue ahead of time, store it properly and reheat it like a pro for fabulous leftovers that will make your tastebuds sing!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Simple ingredients, but oh so delicious
Simple ingredients, but oh so delicious

As a vegan chef, I’ve learned that every recipe has its own set of challenges. Vegan cheese fondue is no exception. Here are my top tips for perfecting this vegan recipe.

1. Use arrowroot or cornstarch

Arrowroot and cornstarch are excellent thickeners for vegan cheese fondue recipes. They help create the creamy texture without adding any unwanted flavors. Make sure to mix these thickeners with cold liquid to prevent any lumps from forming.

2. Blend the ingredients well

For a smooth, creamy consistency, blend all ingredients thoroughly in a high-speed blender until silky smooth. Raw cashews, tahini, white wine, garlic, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, and seasonings should be blended perfectly together.

3. Choose the right type of beans

White beans are great for vegan cheese fondue recipes because they create a rich and creamy base without overpowering other flavors. You can also use silken tofu or chickpeas if preferred.

4. Soak the cashews

Soaking raw cashews for at least 4 hours or overnight helps soften them and makes them much easier to blend into a creamy fondue sauce.

5. Experiment with different vegan cheeses

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different types of vegan cheese when making your fondue sauce. Violife makes a delicious vegan fondue while cheddar cheeze goes great with nachos dippers.

6. Adjust the seasoning to your taste

Add more salt or pepper as needed to find out your desired taste profile. Dijon mustard can also give extra flavor without overpowering other ingredients.

7. Keep it warm

To prevent the fondue from getting clumpy or thickening up too quickly, make sure to keep it warm on low heat until you’re ready to serve it.

These tips will help you make an outstanding vegan cheese fondue that everyone will love!

Bottom Line


In conclusion, this vegan cheese fondue recipe is a delicious and easy way to enjoy the rich and creamy flavors of fondue without any dairy or animal products. With a few simple ingredients and some basic cooking skills, you can create a plant-based dish that is sure to impress your guests and satisfy your cravings.

Whether you are vegan, lactose intolerant, or just looking for an alternative to traditional cheese fondue, this recipe checks all the boxes. So why not give it a try and see how delicious and satisfying vegan eating can be?

As you gather around the fondue pot with your friends and family, I encourage you to savor the flavors, appreciate the effort that went into creating this dish, and remember that every choice we make has an impact on our health, the environment, and the animals we share this planet with.

Thank you for taking the time to read this article and I hope you enjoy making and sharing this vegan cheese fondue recipe as much as I do!

Vegan Cheese Fondue

Vegan Cheese Fondue Recipe

This recipe is from the Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook and has a zillion excellent reviews. Hope you enjoy this tasty and much healthier version too!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 3 cups
Calories 332.7 kcal


  • 2 cups white wine (or 1 cup rice vinegar plus one cup water)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1/3 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 4 tablespoons arrowroot or 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper


  • Put all of the ingredients into a blender.Blend for a few minutes. Ensure that the oats are ground until fine. You are aiming for a smooth consistency.
  • Pour this mixture into a heavy-based saucepan. Bring to the boil while stirring constantly.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer for a few minutes. Continue to stir until the mixture turns thick and smooth.
  • Prepare the fondue pot (rub with garlic and or grease with some olive oil. Pour in the vegan fondue and keep warm in the usual fashion for fondue.
  • Provide crusty bread and some veggies like broccoli, mushrooms, etc.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 250gCalories: 332.7kcalCarbohydrates: 32.2gProtein: 14.1gFat: 9.8gSaturated Fat: 1.4gSodium: 700.6mgFiber: 9.6gSugar: 1.7g
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