Swiss Fondue


Dunk bread cubes or veggies in this gooey Swiss fondue recipe for a delightful throwback appetizer.

Swiss Fondue
Photo: Scott Little
Total Time:
50 mins
3-1/2 cups

For a twist on this simple Swiss cheese fondue recipe, try making it with Gruyére or Emmentaler instead.


  • 3 cup shredded Gruyère or Swiss cheese (12 ounces)

  • 2 cup shredded Emmentaler, Gruyère, or Swiss cheese (8 ounces)

  • 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 12 1-inch-thick slices herb bread or French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes, and/or broccoli or cauliflower florets

  • 1 ½ cup dry white wine

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 2 tablespoon kirsch or dry sherry

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • teaspoon white pepper

  • Paprika (optional)


  1. Let shredded cheeses stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Toss cheeses with flour; set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, to toast the bread cubes, place on a baking sheet and bake in a 350ºF oven for 5 to 7 minutes or until crisp and toasted; set aside. To precook broccoli or cauliflower, in a saucepan bring a small amount of water to boiling; add florets. Simmer, covered, about 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse with cold water; set aside.

  3. In a large saucepan heat wine over medium heat until small bubbles rise to the surface. Just before wine boils, reduce heat to low and stir in the cheese mixture, a little at a time, stirring constantly and making sure cheese is melted before adding more. Stir until the mixture bubbles gently.

  4. Stir in milk, kirsch, nutmeg, and white pepper. Transfer cheese mixture to a fondue pot. Keep mixture bubbling gently over a fondue burner. (If mixture becomes too thick, stir in a little more milk.) If desired, sprinkle with paprika. Serve with toasted bread cubes and/or florets.

  5. Makes 3-1/2 cups fondue (12 appetizer servings)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

287 Calories
15g Fat
16g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 287
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 299mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Protein 16g
Calcium 494.7mg 38%
Iron 0.9mg 5%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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