Classic Swiss fondue

Classic Swiss fondue


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About this recipe: This traditional Swiss fondue is made with Grueyere, Emmental and a good dash of kirsch. In true Swiss style, serve with bread, boiled potatoes and pickles. You can even serve with some dried meats on the side.

A. West

Serves: 8 

  • 225 to 350g (8 to 12 oz) Gruyere cheese, grated
  • 225 to 350g (8 to 12 oz) Emmental cheese, grated
  • 2 to 4 teaspoons plain flour
  • 1/3 to 1/2 dry white wine
  • lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, halved
  • black pepper
  • nutmeg
  • kirsch
  • To serve
  • cubed French bread
  • boiled new potatoes
  • cornichons and pickled onions

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. Rub ovenproof dish with garlic.
  2. Grate cheeses into a saucepan. Add flour and wine, mixing well, and, if desired, a little lemon juice. Bring rapidly to boil, stirring all the time. When thoroughly melted season with pepper, nutmeg and a dash of kirsch.
  3. Pour into garlic rubbed dish and serve in a heatproof pot set over a warmer. Serve with cubed bread and/or boiled potatoes for dipping.

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