Basic Cheese Fondue

Serves 4 servings     adjust servings


  • 1 1/2 C Gruyere Cheese, shredded
  • 1 1/2 C Emmentaler cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1/2 C white grape juice
  • 1/2 C water
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste


  1. Combine cheese in bowl and toss with cornstarch.
  2. Lightly smash the garlic clove and rub around the inside of a medium sauce pan.
  3. Bring juice, water, and vinegar to a low simmer but not boiling.
  4. Slowly stir in the cheese a little bit at a time until all cheese incorporated. Adding it slowly will make a smooth fondue.
  5. Once smooth stir in lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  6. Serve with bread, potatoes, onion rings, fresh veggies, meats, etc.


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