Cheese Dips

The only thing better than actual cheese is dip made from cheese—fondue, queso and pimento are all delicious cheese dips for any occasion. Goat cheese, Gruyere and blue cheese are also great for turning into dips, like this sophisticated version of traditional onion dip. Sautéed leeks, tangy goat cheese and cream cheese get stirred together and topped with garlicky chives—we love to eat this cheesy dip with crusty bread and raw vegetables. Whether you’re looking for an hors d’oeuvre for a crowd or just need a new way to eat cheese, F&W’s guide has recipes for every occasion.

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New England Lobster Dip

Justin Chapple transforms the ingredients of a classic lobster roll into a genius dip. We like it best scooped up with crunchy kettle-cooked potato chips but toasted slices of brioche hot dogs buns are just as delicious. Slideshow: More Party Dip Recipes
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Philly Cheesesteak Queso

F&W’s Justin Chapple combines two favorites—Tex-Mex queso and Philly Cheesesteak—to make his crowd-pleasing dip. He combines provolone and white American cheeses to form a gooey base for sautéed peppers, onions and thinly sliced rib-eye steak. Justin recommends serving this dip with toasted slices of hoagie rolls but tortilla chips are just as delicious. Slideshow: More Party Dip Recipes
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Poblano Pimento Cheese

Ashley Christensen of Poole’s Diner and Beasley’s Chicken + Honey in Raleigh, North Carolina inspired Justin Chapple’s riff on classic pimento cheese. Chapple loves serving this spread with crudités and crackers, like saltines and Ritz, but it also takes everyday roast chicken to another level in his Poblano Pimento Cheese-Roasted Chicken.     Slideshow: More Pimento Cheese Recipes    
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Classic Pimento Cheese

Justin Chapple’s Classic Pimento Cheese is easy to whip up by hand, but you can always use a food processor to gently pulse all of the ingredients together. Be careful not to over-mix them; the cheese and peppers add nice texture to the dip. Slideshow: More Pimento Cheese Recipes
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Four-Cheese Fondue


This classic fondue from NYC chefs Bruce and Eric Bromberg includes Jarlsberg, Emmental, Gruyère and Parmigiano, plus just the right amount of kirsch. It’s creamy, gooey and perfectly balanced. Slideshow: More Fondue Recipes
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Creole Queso

Slideshow: More Queso Fresco Recipes Reprinted from ¡Buenos Nachos! by Gina Hamadey. Copyright © 2016 by W&P Design. Published by Dovetail (www.dovetail.press)
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The Crowd-Pleaser Cheese Fondue

This superbuttery, creamy cheese fondue from cookbook author Liz Thorpe is like having a grilled cheese sandwich without the bread. Made with very meltable everyday cheeses, this is our choice for game day. Use a rich, oaky Chardonnay in this fondue. The round, buttery vanilla notes work perfectly with the mild cheese, and you can pour the same wine to drink alongside. If you’re not a fan of oaked wines, use an unoaked bottle.  Slideshow: More Fondue Recipes
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Classic Cheese Fondue

You’ll find this old-school cheese fondue, with intense, nutty Alpine cheeses, served near the fire at Swiss ski chalets. The ripe red fruitiness of Kirsch is especially good with this recipe from cheese expert Liz Thorpe. It’s a classic for a reason. A light Pinot Grigio is the perfect white to use in this fondue. It is pear-scented and affordable, plus it’s mellow enough to let the flavor of the cheese and Kirsch shine through. A glass will complement the finished dish, too.  Slideshow: More Fondue Recipes
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Our 22 Best Cheese Dip Recipes

Try to name a better snack than a bowl of molten, gooey melted cheese—I’ll wait. You honestly can’t. So let’s celebrate some of our favorite ways to serve it. There’s a warm beer and cheese dip reminiscent of Welsh rarebit, perfectly paired with pretzels and sliced salami; if you’re a fondue fan, we have plenty of recipes, from aged gouda fondue with caraway croutons to a classic Swiss.