Swiss Cheese Fondue


  • 1/2 lb Gruyere Cheese
  • 1/2 lb Emmental Cheese
  • 1 large clove garlic halved
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • 3 tbs kirsch (cherry brandy)
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and fresh Cracked black pepper to taste
  • Crusty French bread cut into cubes for dipping
  • Fondue forks or long wooden toothpicks
The is an authentic version of classical savory French fondue. If you don’t have a fondue set you may transfer the fondue to a warm serving dish and keep warm over a heated serving tray at the table, but we are sure that once you taste this wonderful fondue you will run out and purchase a fondue set for future use.


  • Shred the cheeses. Run the halved garlic clove around the inside of a fondue pan(or a heavy sauce pan)
  • Blend the corn starch to a smooth paste with the Kirsch.
  • Put the wine lemon juice, and shredded cheeses in the pan with the blended cornstarch and bring slowly to a boil stirring continuously.
  • Simmer gently for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Set the pan over the fondue burner at the table and serve with chunks of crusty bread for dipping.

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