Classic Cheese Fondue

November 6, 2021

Cheese Fondue is the perfect dish for parties and family dinners! Easily prepare this delicious recipe with just a few ingredients.

Classic Cheese Fondue is an excellent starter dish that can be prepared with Swiss cheese and other cheeses. It is very easy to make this delicious Swiss fondue recipe.

Try this mouthwatering cheese fondue recipe now that you can serve with crusty bread, steamed vegetables or chicken. Make the fondue even more perfect with different cheeses and spices. Bon Appetit.

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Taste Score: %85
Difficulty Easy
Servings 4-6 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 20 mins
Total 30 mins

Tips

  • To prepare perfect cheese fondue you need to cook it on low heat. Avoid overheating.
  • Always use the finest cheese in your fondue. It can be costly but you will never regret it. After all, a cheese fondue is all about cheese.
  • Use Swiss cheese for authentic cheese fondue.
  • Combine two types of cheese for the most delicious cheese fondue. The best cheeses for fondue are Swiss cheese, gruyere cheese, cheddar cheese, and fontina.
  • Fondue is too thick? Not a problem, just add a bit more wine.
  • Try mixing cheese with flour before introducing it to the wine to avoid any lumps.
  • Use flour or cornstarch as a thickener in your fondue recipe. If you're looking for a gluten-free option, choose gluten-free flour or cornstarch.
  • Do not dump whole cheese all at once. Sprinkle in small portions.
  • Melt the shredded cheese slowly. Prevent the cheese from boiling by cooking on low heat.
  • If by any chance your cheese gets lumpy while heating, squeeze 1 to 2 drops of lemon in it. Lemon doesn’t affect the taste but it helps to smooth out the cheese.
  • To enjoy to the fullest, use ceramic or electric fondue pots for serving.
  • Serve your cheese fondue with sourdough bread for the yummiest meal of all time.
  • Serve with dipping foods such as French baguette, cauliflower, broccoli, or sliced apples.
  • You can prepare your cheese fondue one night before the serving day. Reheat it on a double boiler while stirring gently and it is as fresh as cooked just now.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Take a medium sized bowl and add shredded swiss cheese, gruyere cheese and all-purpose flour. Combine all ingredients well so that the cheeses are coated evenly. Set aside this mixture.
  2. Take a cheese fondue pot, put it on low to medium flame and add dry white wine in it.
  3. Add finely chopped garlic clove and lemon drops in white wine. Simmer it for a few minutes.
  4. Then add the cheese and flour mixture in the simmering liquid of white wine. Add the cheese mixture in small portions. This way it won't be lumps.
  5. Keep stirring the cheese fondue while adding cheese mixture.
  6. Once all the cheese is melted and the fondue gets smooth, add salt and nutmeg in it and mix everything well.
  7. Best homemade cheese fondue is ready! Serve it with bite size apples and assorted dippers.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Cheese Fondue
Serves 4-6
Amount Per Serving
Calories412
% Daily Value*
Protein 26.1 g52.2%
Total Fat 27.4 g35.1%
Cholesterol 92 mg30.7%
Sodium 242 mg10.5%
Potassium 125 mg2.7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What Is Cheese Fondue?

Cheese fondue is a melted cheese dish that belongs to Swiss cuisine. It is served hot in a special fondue pot. It is mostly served as a main course, but in some regions served as an appetizer with assorted bite size dippers. Since there are many different types of cheese today, there are also kinds of cheese for fondue. But it is authentic and the best cheese fondue is made with Swiss cheese. Depending on the situation, fondue can also be made with chocolate, broth and wine. If the temperature of served cheese fondue is kept warm then a crisp layer of cheese is formed at the bottom of the fondue pot, this layer is called ‘la religieuse’ (French for the nun) and it is eaten as a cracker. The popularity of cheese fondue goes back to the 1930s when it was declared as a Swiss national dish by the Swiss Cheese Union.

What Are The Best Cheeses For Fondue?

The first and foremost thing to keep in mind while making a cheese fondue is to pick the best and quality cheese.The most important type of cheese used in the recipe for authentic cheese fondue is Swiss cheese, also known as Alpine cheese because it comes from Switzerland. Swiss cheese is a yellow, medium, hard cheese and is found almost everywhere. You can add more than one type of Swiss cheese to add more flavor to the fondue, which not only enhances the flavor but also enriches your recipe. There are about 7 types of Swiss cheese in the world. You can use Gouda, Gruyere, Cheddar, Emmental, Fontina and Comte cheeses. Whatever type of cheese you choose, just make sure it's sticky, buttery, smooth, and full of flavor.

What To Serve With Cheese Fondue?

Cheese fondue comes under the group of the fanciest meals. Whether it is a feast or a small party a cheese fondue will always steal the show. It is a shareable meal which makes it more superior over other party dishes. The beauty of cheese fondue is that it can be served with an extensive range of foods. Any bite size dipper can be eaten with a cheese fondue but the most traditional and famous partner of cheese fondue is a sourdough bread or plain bread also known as French bread. Small chunks of bread are dipped in the cheese fondue with the help of a fondue fork or skewer, swirled and then cheese fondue with bread creates an explosion of flavor in your mouth. Other than bread, apples and pears are also served with cheese fondue in several places. Many people also like to eat meaty dippers with their fondue such as crispy bacon and meatballs. You can also serve bite size blanched and/or roasted vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, bell pepper, potato and brussels sprouts.

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