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Chef John displays his foolproof method for making amazing cheese fondue.

By Chef John
March 05, 2021
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Cheese fondue is one of those iconic recipes that I've received hundreds of requests to do over the years, but for one reason or another, I never got around to filming it. One of those reasons was the lack of a proper fondue set. We didn't get one at our wedding, and unless you're Swiss, who buys themselves a fondue set? But all that changed after a trip to the local second hand store.

I was walking through aisles piled high with old this and vintage that, when I saw the fondue pot of my dreams, in all it's mid-century glory. So that excuse for not doing a fondue video disappeared, and I was down to finding an authentic recipe that would be both easy, and foolproof.  

I'm happy to report that was easier than finding a cool fondue set. Thanks to all the Swiss fondue lovers willing to share their recipes and techniques online, I was able to peruse several dozen methods, and after a little bit of experimenting, and tweaking ingredient amounts, I ended up with what I think is the perfect recipe. Of course, I'll let you decide whether that's true or I was just high on cheese, but I really do hope you give this a try soon. Enjoy!  

Get the recipe for Chef John's Classic Cheese Fondue.

Classic Cheese Fondue
Classic Cheese Fondue
| Credit: Chef John

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