Cheese Fondue


This cheese fondue recipe is always so good! I've been making it exactly like this since the early '70s. I like to serve it with cubes of French bread for dipping, but baby potatoes, bell peppers, and sliced apples also work great!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins

Impress your dinner guests with this top-rated fondue recipe.

cheese fondue on skewered bread

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What Is Fondue?

Fondue is melted cheese served in a pot over a portable stove. People dip bread into the communal pot using long-stemmed forks. The Swiss dish gained popularity in the U.S. in the 1960s and remains popular today.

How to Make Fondue

That's where we come in! You'll find the step-by-step recipe below, but here's a brief overview of what you can expect:

Best Cheese for Fondue

This fondue recipe calls for Gruyère and Swiss cheeses because they're creamy, buttery, and melt smoothly. Other good choices include Gouda, fontina, and Emmental.

How Do You Make Fondue?

Here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make fondue at home: Bring wine to a simmer in a fondue pot, mix in the flour, then mix in the cheeses. Season with nutmeg and salt.

What to Dip In Cheese Fondue

Serve this top-rated cheese fondue with cubed French bread, meat, potatoes, sliced fruit (such as apples), vegetables (such as cauliflower, broccoli, and sliced bell peppers), crackers, chips, or pretzels.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"It's so funny that fondue has made a comeback, however, in our house, it never left," says LINDA MCLEAN. "I've tried many fondue recipes, but this is my favorite. I did skip the nutmeg and I found that garlic powder gives the dish a nice flavor."

"Fantastic," raves mofun. "Added a couple drops of lemon juice, as others suggested, to keep the sauce smooth. Served with apples and bread."

"Very good," according to Carolyn Caraloopy. "I added a tablespoon of lemon juice to the wine and combined the flour with the shredded cheese before adding it to the pot. I also rubbed the pot with garlic before I did anything."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 1 cup dry white wine

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ pound shredded Swiss cheese

  • ½ pound shredded Gruyere cheese

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 (1 pound) loaf French bread, cut into 1 inch cubes


  1. Bring wine to a simmer in a fondue pot.

    boiling wine in pot for fondue

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  2. Stir in flour and nutmeg until well combined.

    wine with flour in pot with spoon

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  3. Add Swiss and Gruyere cheeses, 1/4 pound at a time, mixing after each addition until cheese is melted. Season with salt.

    fondue with shredded cheese in pot

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  4. Serve with cut-up French bread.

    fondue in pot with cubed bread and skewers

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

670 Calories
29g Fat
57g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 670
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 940mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 858mg 66%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 225mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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