Three-Cheese Fondue Recipe
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Three-Cheese Fondue Recipe

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I got this easy recipe from my daughter, who lives in France. It’s become my go-to fondue, and I make it often for our family.—Betty A. Mangas, Toledo, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1/2 pound each Emmenthaler, Gruyere and Jarlsberg cheeses, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
  • 4 teaspoons cherry brandy
  • 2 cups dry white wine
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • Cubed French bread baguette, boiled red potatoes and/or tiny whole pickles

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without dippers): 191 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 151mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 12g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine cheeses and 1 tablespoon cornstarch. In a small bowl, combine remaining cornstarch and brandy; set aside. In a large saucepan, heat wine over medium heat until bubbles form around sides of pan.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low; add a handful of cheese mixture. Stir constantly, using a figure-eight motion, until cheese is almost completely melted. Continue adding cheese, one handful at a time, allowing cheese to almost completely melt between additions.
  3. Stir brandy mixture; gradually stir into cheese mixture. Add spices; cook and stir until mixture is thickened and smooth.
  4. Transfer to a fondue pot and keep warm. Serve with bread cubes, potatoes and/or pickles. Yield: 4 cups.
Originally published as Three-Cheese Fondue in Country Woman October/November 2010, p35

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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I_Fortuna User ID: 8342880 242521
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2016

"Kirschwasser is more traditional than other types of cherry brandy. There is a big difference. Kirsch is not sweet so it can be used for fondue and cherries jubilee among other foods savory or sweet. : )"

JennTats User ID: 7007311 121882
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2013

"This is a very nice fondue. I used it with a wide variety of assorted seafood, ham, salami, turkey, petite pickles, black bread, sour dough, baguette, cauliflower, carrots, fingerling potatoes. I really enjoyed trying new things with this recipe. Thank you."

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