Artisanal Cheese Fondue

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 6 servings
  • Prep 5 mins
  • Cook 6 mins

You know you were looking for a reason to get the fondue set out!

Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn


1 teaspoon coarse salt
1 large garlic clove, end cut off and discarded
3 cups shredded Comté, Hoch Ybrig or Emmental cheese, at room temperature
5 teaspoons cornstarch
1 1/4 cups dry white wine
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 pinch nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Put 1 teaspoon salt in a fondue pot or a heavy-bottomed 2-quart, stainless steel saucepan. Rub exposed end of garlic clove over surface of pot, starting in the salt and coating the entire surface. Discard garlic.
  2. Combine cheese and cornstarch in a medium bowl; mix well.
  3. Add wine and lemon juice to pot; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Slowly add cheese mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, whisking continuously and allowing cheese to melt completely before adding more.
  4. Cook over medium heat 1 minute. Season with nutmeg and pepper. Serve with cubed bread (day-old is best, but any crusty bread will work), apples, boiled fingerling potatoes, sautéed beef tips, pickled vegetables, or air-dried beef, Kielbasa and sausage.

Recipe courtesy of Chef Terrence Brennan, Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro and Wine Bar, New York City.