Swiss Fondue and a Snowy Girls Weekend in the Mountains
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Authentic Swiss fondue recipe.
  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 pound Gruyère cheese, grated
  • ½ pound Emmentaler cheese or other Swiss cheese, grated
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch or flour
  • 1½ tablespoons kirsch
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  • For serving: bread, crackers, apple or pear slices, etc.
  1. Rub the inside of a cheese fondue pot or crockpot with the garlic clove; discard the garlic.
  2. Heat the pot over medium-low heat, and add the wine.
  3. Combine the grated Gruyère and Emmentaler with the cornstarch or flour in a bowl, and then slowly add to the heated wine. Use figure-eight motions with a wooden slotted spoon to combine cheese and wine gradually. This may take up to 10 minutes.
  4. Add the kirsch and a pinch of black pepper and nutmeg. Continue to stir until creamy and smooth.
  5. Don't overcook the fondue or it will get stringy. Serve at once with bread, vegetables, apple slices, etc.
Recipe by Ally's Cooking at