Classic Cheese Fondue


Classic Cheese Fondue

Cooking Time: 25 Mins Total Time: 25 Mins


  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. Gruyere cheese, shredded (or 1/2 lb Gruyere + 1/2 lb Emmental cheese)
  • 3 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • A splash or two of kirsch (opt)


  1. Toss the cheese with the flour. Rub the interior of a medium saucepan with the peeled garlic. Place over medium heat and add the wine. Bring to a simmer and add the cheese mixture, one handful at a time. Stir in the nutmeg.
  2. Stir over low heat until smooth and cheese is melted and bubbling. Add a splash or two of kirsch (optional) and continue stirring until it starts to bubble just a bit. Transfer the cheese mixture to a fondue pot and you are ready for dipping. Continue to stir frequently.