Cheese Fondue

A traditional meal for sharing, or to make a fun date night in.

Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Keyword cheese, fondue, traditional
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 730 kcal
Author Cultured Palate


  • 7 c grated cheese combination of Appenzeller, Gruyere, Swiss, Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Muenster - I pick 1 sharp and 1 mild variety
  • 2 c white wine
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 6 Tbsp kirschwasser a cherry liquor
  • garlic paprika and pepper to taste
  • ground pepper and garlic powder to taste
  • 2 loaves french whole wheat or gluten free bread, cut into chunks. Click for sources of sprouted bread and gluten free bread


  1. Mix the grated cheese and white wine in the fondue pot and heat over medium heat stirring constantly with a figure 8 motion.
  2. Heat slowly! This should take at least 10 - 15 min. It will appear lumpy as the cheese melt.
  3. Add the corn starch dissolved in cherry liquor and the lemon juice.The corn starch acts as a binder to hold the cheese mixture together.
  4. When the cheese begins to get smooth rather than lumpy, add paprika, pepper and garlic powder to taste.
  5. Move the fondue pot to the table over a small burner to keep it warm.
  6. Using fondue forks, dip bite size bread pieces into the hot cheese.
  7. Fondue may be served with pickles, pickled okra and pickled onions as side dishes.
  8. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Cheese Fondue
Amount Per Serving
Calories 730 Calories from Fat 468
% Daily Value*
Fat 52g80%
Saturated Fat 33g165%
Cholesterol 166mg55%
Sodium 990mg41%
Potassium 253mg7%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 1585IU32%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 1149mg115%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.