Chef John's Classic Cheese Fondue Is the Ultimate Cheese Lover's Recipe

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

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. Chef John

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