Learn How to Make this Easy Swiss Cheese Fondue Recipe

Swiss Fondue is a melted Swiss cheese dish served in a communal pot (caquelon or fondue pot) over a portable stove (réchaud) heated with a candle or spirit lamp and eaten by dipping bread into the cheese using long-stemmed forks. It is one of Switzerland’s national dishes, and it’s the perfect dish for cheese lovers and winter.


  • 1 clove garlic
  • 290ml pint white wine
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 250g Emmental cheese grated
  • 250g Gruyère cheese grated
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • Cubed crispy bread pieces


  1. Cut the garlic clove into halves.
  2. Rub the inside of the fondue pot with the halves of your garlic.
  3. Add the wine to the pot and heat until boiling.
  4. Lower the heat and gradually stir in the cheeses until melted, stirring all the time.
  5. Add the cornflour and keep stirring.
  6. Add to the cheese mixture and cook gently until the mixture is smooth.
  7. Using the fondue prongs, dip the bread cubes into the cheese and serve.
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The woman behind TheGastroMagazine, chief editor, food lover, polyglot, aviator and a globetrotter. Emma enjoys Moroccan, Spanish, Italian, Greek and Caribbean food a lot. Cheese & chocolate are her biggest addictions. However, she is really considering becoming Vegan one day.