Perfect Fondue

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min


  1. Rub the inside of a saucepan with a garlic clove; leave the garlic in the pan. Add 1 cup dry white wine and 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons lemon juice; bring to a simmer over medium heat. Toss 1 pound shredded gruyere or other melting cheese (see below) with 2 tablespoons flour or cornstarch; gradually add the cheese to the pan, stirring until melted before adding more. Discard the garlic and season the fondue with nutmeg and cayenne pepper. Transfer to a fondue pot or a slow cooker set to low. Serve with bread or other dippers.
  2. Big Dippers :
  3. Roasted Brussels sprouts
  4. Mini meatballs
  5. Grilled polenta
  6. Prosciutto or other cured meat
  7. French fries
  8. Choice Cheese:
  9. These are ideal for fondue. Use one or a combo.
  10. Brie (remove the rind)
  11. Manchego
  12. Cheddar
  13. Fontina
  14. Swiss or Emmentaler
  15. Gouda (young or aged)