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Fondue FAQ

We have an excellent selection of cheeses for your fondue including Gruyere, Swiss Emmenthal, Vacherin Friebourg, Appenzeller (Classic / Surchoix / Extra) and most other types of cheese you might like in your fondue mix.

We also have a generous selection of cornichons, pearl onions and balsamic onions

Looking for some guidance on how to make perfect cheese fondue? We’re here to help. Watch our step by step video on how to make a classic and delicious cheese fondue.

How Much Fondue Should I Buy?

We recommend serving 200 grams per person if it is for the main meal. When we say main meal, we’re thinking you might have a salad, Fondue, and maybe some dessert.

If it is to be part of a larger meal, then 50-100 grams a person should do ok.

Note: Weights are based on cheeses that have been trimmed of their rind. You’ll need to buy a little extra when shopping to allow for the rind.

What Should I Serve With Fondue?

Fondue is often enjoyed as a traditional meal with friends and family. There are lots of options for what to serve with it. We recommend you do a little research.

We like serving a simple salad to start, followed by fondue, cubed bread and cornichons.

  • Cubed bread is traditional to serve alongside fondue. Day old bread is just fine. It’s sturdy, and doesn’t fall apart in all that gooey delicious cheese.
  • Other options include boiled baby potatoes.
  • Classic accompaniments include cornichons and pickled onions. We also like to serve Italian balsamic onions.
  • Not eating potatoes or bread? Try your favourite vegetables, like cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms, or even cooked meats.

Do You Grate Fondue?

We are always happy to grate cheese for your fondue. There is no charge for this service.

If you are in a hurry and/or have a larger order, just call us ahead, and we’ll do our best to have your order ready for you when your turn to be served comes up in the store.

Do You Have A Basic Fondue Recipe?

Basic Fondue Recipe

Ingredients
  • 1 garlic clove cut in two pieces
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch (or potato flour)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Nutmeg (freshly grated is preferred)
  • 500 gr grated cheese
  • 1 cup dry white wine
Method
  1. Rub inside of fondue pot with garlic.
  2. Toss cheese with cornstarch.
  3. Heat wine in a sauce pot on the stove.
  4. Add a pinch of salt and pepper, and a dash of freshly grated nutmeg
  5. Stir in cheese mixture gradually and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes until mixture is thick and smooth, stirring frequently.
  6. Transfer to a fondue pot and serve with cubed bread.

Serves 2-4.

 What Other Cheeses Can I Use?

Classic Blend

  • Guyere – 50%

  • Emmenthal – 50%

If you would like this blend milder, then decrease the gruyere. If you would like it stronger, increase the gruyere

Moitie Moitie

This is a traditional Swiss blend. The name translates to “half & half”.

  • Guyere – 50%
  • Vacherin Friebourgeois – 50%

Do you like a little more kick to your fondue? Try some of these cheeses in your fondue blend

  • Cave Aged Gruyere
  • Appenzeller – We have three types. Classic, Surchoix or Extra
  • Scharfe Maxx
  • Comte – younger or aged
  • Beaufort

Do You Sell Fondue Pots?

We have a great selection of fondue pots available for purchase.

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