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  • Writer's pictureAlison Golding

Classic Cheese Fondue

Classic Swiss fondue is one of my favorite winter comfort foods. There’s nothing like the nostalgia of cozying up in front of a warm fire on a cold day with a glass of wine, fondue and good company. I also love that it's indulgent while still being simple to prepare. Enjoy!


250 g Swiss cheese, grated

250 g Gruyere cheese, grated

250 g Emmentaler cheese, grated

2 tbsp cornstarch

1c dry white wine

1 tbsp kirsch, brandy or cognac

1tsp dijon or mustard powder

1 tsp lemon juice

1 clove of garlic, peeled and crushed Pepper and nutmeg to taste

Dippers- French or pumpernickel bread, granny smith apples, blanched broccoli, carrots, asparagus, cauliflower, cherry tomato, cubed sausage or salami


Begin by rubbing the fondue pot with the garlic clove, then set aside for later.

Toss the grated cheese in the cornstarch so that the cornstarch is evenly distributed.

Over medium heat, add wine, lemon juice, dijon and garlic to a pot and bring to a simmer. Add the cheese gradually, whisking and adding more once the previous portion is melted. Once all of the cheese has been added and the fondue is smooth, add kirsch (or alternate), nutmeg and pepper.

Transfer to a fondue pot, serve with dippers and enjoy!


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