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Fun with Fondue #52 - Cinco de Mayo Fondue Fun
April 24, 2018


Although more popularly celebrated in the USA than Mexico (and often mistakenly thought as Mexico’s Independence Day), Cinco de Mayo is the day Mexico was victorious in the Battle of Puebla despite being the underdog.

Becoming a popular holiday in the 1980s, largely as a way to market beer, many people will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with some tacos, cervezas, and margaritas. But if you are looking for something a little different for your Cinco de Mayo, try some Mexican influenced fondue.

Below you will find some ideas for your Mexican Fiesta, as well as talk about the history of fondue.

Grab a cold beer and enjoy!

Monthly Fondue Recipe

Cinco de Mayo Fondue Fun

Looking for something a little different from the usual tacos for Cinco de Mayo? How about a little cheese fondue to bring out your inner Mexican? You can pair it with tortilla chips, bread, green peppers, or avocado slices.

Get the recipe for Fiesta Cheese fondue at

As always, feel free to play with the recipes a little bit, such as adjusting the spiciness to your taste buds.

Monthly Fondue Tip

The History of Fondue

While fondue became mainstream in the 1970s, it was invented long before that. The people in certain mountain regions of Switzerland have been enjoying the melted cheese deliciousness with bread for decades.

Fondue can also be used to describe other communal cooking liquids (broth or oil), as well as melted dipping sauces such as chocolate and caramel.

Fondue has made a comeback recently and with good reason: it is the perfect way to entertain at a party with minimal effort and maximum enjoyment of conversation and beverages.

For more information about the history of fondue and fondue etiquette, please visit

Food For Thought

"A meal of bread, cheese and beer constitutes the perfect food."

- Elizabeth I

That's it for now. Want more fondue tips and ideas?

Visit the site and browse through my collection of fondue recipes or explore my fondue site in French.

You'll hear back from me in a few weeks.

Until then, be careful with open flames, and have fun with fondue!


Caroline Begin (en français)

P.S. New to meat fondue? Get the complete guide to hosting a Greek-Inspired beef broth fondue dinner today!

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P.P.S. Or try fondue bourguignonne. Get the complete guide to hosting a French-Inspired beef oil fondue dinner today!

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