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The Traditional Fondue Recipe


This recipe for the classic fondue recipe comes to us courtesy of Cheeses from Switzerland. (Serves 4)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1/2 lb grated Emmentaller
  • 1/2 lb grated Le Gruyere
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups dry white wine
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • pepper and nutmeg to taste
  • 2 loaves Italian or French bread cut into 1" cubes with crust on one side


  • Combine Emmentaler and Le Gruyere and sprinkle with flour (this can be done in a plastic bag).
  • Rub inside of fondue pot with cut garlic clove.
  • Pour wine into pot and heat over medium heat until warm, not boiling!
  • Add lemon juice.
  • Add cheese by handfuls, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until melted and cheese-wine mixture has the consistency of a creamy sauce.
  • Add pepper and nutmeg to taste.
  • Let boil once.
  • Remove pot and put on lighted burner on table. Adjust flame of burner so fondue continues bubbling lightly.
  • Serve each guest a handful of bread cubes.
  • Spear fondue fork through bread cubes. Dunk and stir well to bottom of pot. Enjoy!

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