Cheese Fondue

Total Time:
25 min
10 min
15 min

4 to 6 servings

  • 1/2 pound imported Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 pound Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cherry brandy, such as kirsch
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • Assorted dippers

In a small bowl, coat the cheeses with cornstarch and set aside. Rub the inside of the ceramic fondue pot with the garlic, then discard.

Over medium heat, add the wine and lemon juice and bring to a gentle simmer. Gradually stir the cheese into the simmering liquid. Melting the cheese gradually encourages a smooth fondue. Once smooth, stir in cherry brandy, mustard and nutmeg.

Arrange an assortment of bite-sized dipping foods on a lazy Susan around fondue pot. Serve with chunks of French and pumpernickel breads. Some other suggestions are Granny Smith apples and blanched vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and asparagus. Spear with fondue forks or wooden skewers, dip, swirl and enjoy!

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Was easy and tasted good. Tried sourdough and European style french bread with it. All preferred the sourdough. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So Delicious! Very easy to make. Have made fondue before, but this is the easiest and best recipe so far! The lemon juice made the cheese blend perfectly; no lumps. I need to get a better fondue pot. The flame under it made the cheese start to burn, so we took it off the heat and ate like crazy before the cheese started to firm up. But the flavor was spot on, and the texture was perfect. Will definitely make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was really excellent. Followed the recipe and it was great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a great tasting and easy recipe. I like the smooth non-separated consistency that the cornstarch gives it. For those of you thinking it was too runny, maybe try adding a bit more cornstarch or cooking it a bit longer? People are so quick to hate. I made this for the first time for my annual New Year's party and had to make two batches because it went so quickly. I even had people telling me how every year my fondue gets better and better. I used regular mustard because I couldn't find dried mustard. I will try the spicy mustard next time. This recipe is a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this probably 6 times and it is ALWAYS delicious. I add spicy brown mustard instead of dry mustard and it works out nicely. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sorry, but this was horrible. It was bitter and too runny. Happy I didn't try this out on guests. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Don´t add cornstarch ! In France we mix wine and cheese only. With an hint of garlic and nutmeg. You want the wine and fat to separate from the cheese. If you add cornstarch, you get a very boring texture (that's Switzerland fondue). It makes it look and taste industrial. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish reminded me of the fondue my mom made for fun family dinners back in the 70s. I did substitute a splash of cherry rum for the kirsch. It worked out perfectly and did not add a seldom used liquor to my cabinet. I also used store brand swiss combined with imported gruyere (the only of it's kind in my small town. I will definitely make this recipe again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this for a farewell party this weekend and everyone absolutely loved it. Definitely one for the recipe book! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe and easy to follow! Jazzed up the cheese a bit by using equal amounts of gruyere, emmentaler, and appenzeller. Also realized at the last minute that I was out of dry mustard :( but it still turned out great! For dippers, we used an Italian country bread, pretzel bread, gala apples and blanched broccoli. We will definitely be having more fondue double date nights with our friends! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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