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How to make Swiss Cheese Fondue

Swiss Cheese Fondue

This is our all-time favorite recipe for an authentic Swiss cheese fondue that you can easily make at home!
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Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:40 mins


  • 1 caquelon or other fondue pot
  • 1 rechaud (optional) with chafing fuel


  • 2 pounds bread (900g), country loaf and baguette
  • 1 ½ pounds cheese (800g), a mixture of Gruyere, Emmentaler, and Fontina
  • 1 whole garlic clove
  • 1 ⅓ cup light white wine (300g)
  • ¼ cup cherry brandy (60 ml)
  • 3 tsp corn starch


  • Cut the bread in 1 inch cubes. Set aside.
  • Grate all the cheese.
  • Either just rub the inside of a caquelon or other pot with the garlic clove or mince the garlic and throw all of it into the pot.
  • Add all the cheese and the white wine to the pot.
  • Over low heat, melt the cheese-wine mixture, stirring to keep it from browning.
  • Add the corn starch to the cherry brandy.
  • While stirring, add the slurry to the cheese mixture. Continue to stir.
  • Serve immediately by dipping pieces of bread into the cheese mixture.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: German
Keyword: Cheese Fondue
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 496kcal
Author: Our Gabled Home
Cost: $25