Swiss Cheese Fondue is one of my favorite appetizers – in fact, it is hearty enough to make a meal. I first tasted this wonderful fondue at the Rheinlander Restaurant in Portland, Oregon back in the 1970’s. Cheese fondue is delicious to dip with sourdough or rye bread, vegetables, and cooked sausage.
Fondue is a dish consisting of melted cheeses and wine with a Swiss, Italian, and French origin. In fact, the word fondue is French for “Melt”. The Swiss promoted it as their national dish in the 1930’s. It was a popular appetizer in the U.S. in the 1960’s. Today Cheese Fondue is making a comeback. It is the perfect meal to gather your friends and family to create a sense of intimacy that is informal and memorable. I have also served it at wine tastings. Whether you are a fondue fan or not, you simply must try this very easy to make favorite.
Fondue is very easy to prepare, fun to serve, and enjoyable to eat. Everyone gathers around a communal pot where the melted cheese is enjoyed by dipping bread or vegetables into it. This Swiss cheese fondue recipe has become a family tradition at Christmas Eve for my family. It is by far our family’s favorite dish for the holiday and always brings back wonderful memories for me.
Swiss Cheese Fondue Recipe: