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Swiss Cheese Fondue

Dive your fork into the pot of pure indulgence. My Swiss Cheese Fondue recipe. Creamy Vacherin and Gruyère cheeses melded with a touch of kirsch. Creating a velvety dip that wraps every bite in warmth. Gather around, dip in, and savour the joy of shared moments and exquisite flavours.

Total Time
30 min
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Ingredients for 4 Servings

  • 300g Fribourg Vacherin, grated
    300g Gruyère cheese, grated
    1 clove garlic, halved
    300ml dry white wine
    1 tablespoon cornstarch
    optional 3 tablespoons kirsch (cherry brandy)
    Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste
    1 French baguette, cut into bite-sized cubes

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    15 min
  • Cooking Time
    15 min

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    1. Prepare the Cheese:
      • In a large bowl, mix the grated Fribourg and Gruyère cheese together.
    2. Prepare the Pot:
      • Rub the inside of a fondue pot with the halved garlic clove.
      • Pour the white wine into the pot and heat gently until hot but not boiling.
    3. Add Cheese and Cornstarch:
      • Gradually add the cheese mixture to the pot, stirring continuously in a figure-eight motion until the cheese is melted and smooth.
      • In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch with the a little bit of water or (optional) kirsch to create a smooth paste. Stir this mixture into the cheese fondue to thicken the consistency.
    4. Season and Serve:
      • Season the fondue with freshly ground black pepper and freshly grated nutmeg, adjusting to taste.
    5. Dip and Enjoy:
      • Spear the bread cubes with fondue forks and dip them into the creamy cheese mixture. Stir the fondue occasionally to prevent it from becoming too thick.
    Pro Tips
    • Cheese Combo: Experiment with the cheese ratio; more Gruyère for a nutty taste or more Emmental for a milder flavor.
    • Kirsch Magic: Use high-quality kirsch for a subtle cherry undertone that enhances the fondue’s complexity.
    • Consistency Control: If the fondue becomes too thick, add a splash of white wine to maintain a smooth, dippable texture.
    • Dipper Variety: Include an assortment of dippers like roasted vegetables, sausages, or even apple slices for a diverse fondue experience.


Calories per Serving:
Approximately 350 kcal per serving. Indulge in the heartwarming experience of this Swiss Cheese Fondue, where each dip promises a moment of shared culinary joy.

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