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Traditional Cheese Fondue

A traditional & delicious recipe with just a few ingredients.

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Equipment List

  • Cheese grater
  • Medium-size pot
  • Whisk
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Small bowl


  • 4 tsp cornstarch
    - divided
  • 1 c plus 1 Tbsp white wine
    - divided
  • 1 1/2 c Swiss cheese
    - freshly shredded
  • 1 1/2 c Gruyère cheese
    - freshly shredded
  • 1 large clove garlic
    - peeled and halved
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
    - freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Optional dippers
    - cubed French bread, green apples, vegetables, ham cubes

Preparation Instructions

  • Shred cheeses
  • Have all dippers prepared to serve immediately.

Cooking Instructions

  • Add 2 tsp cornstarch and 1 Tbsp of wine to small bowl. Whisk until fully combined and set aside.
  • Add both cheeses and remaining 2 tsp cornstarch to large mixing bowl. Stir to thoroughly coat, then set aside.
  • Place pot on burner.
  • Turn on heat to low.
  • Rub halved garlic clove along inside of pot, then discard garlic clove.
  • Add remaining wine to pot.
  • Note: Looking for small bubbles to form around edge and bottom of pot
  • Add 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice to pot.
  • Stir ingredients
  • Add one handful of cheese mixture to pot, stirring constantly until fully melted before adding the next handful.
  • Repeat, adding another handful of cheese mixture and stir constantly.
  • Add next handful of cheese mixture and stir until completely melted.
  • Add remaining cheese mixture, stirring until completely melted and fully combined.
  • Add 1/4 tsp garlic powder to pot.
  • Add 1/8 tsp Worcestershire sauce to pot.
  • Stir ingredients
  • Whisk cornstarch and wine mixture, then gradually add to pot, stirring constantly.
  • Stir ingredients continuously until fully combined and smooth.
  • Serve immediately, and keep heated while serving.

Finishing Instructions

  • Serve with dippers of choice.
  • Keep heated while serving.
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