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Authentic Swiss Cheese Fondue

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Serves 6

An authentic Swiss family recipe for cheese fondue

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  • Per person:
  • 1/3 head of garlic (yes, 1/3 head!)
  • 1 100ml glass of dry white wine (Graves or Chablis)
  • 200g swiss cheese (mix of Gruyere, Comte or Cantal)
  • 1 tsp Kirsch
  • 1 knife point of bicarbonate of soda
  • Plain flour to sprinkle
  • Crusty white baguette to serve


    1. Leave the garlic cloves whole and warm together with the white wine in a large heavy cast iron saucepan or cheese fondue pan. Do not boil.
    2. Grate the cheese and sprinkle with the flour. Mix it well and add to the pan.
    3. Stir well until the cheese is melted.
    4. Mix the kirsch with the bicarbonate of soda and add to the cheese at the end of cooking.
    5. Serve with crusty baguette sliced into 3cm slices and quartered. Keep the pan on a low heat to ensure the cheese remains melted. Don't drink beer with fondue!

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26th Oct, 2017
The best! Double up recipe for 6
9th Jan, 2012
This was top notch. Had it on New Year's Eve and the addition of the bicarb of soda made it taste a lot lighter then it probably is!
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