Full Immersion Cheese Fondue

by | Mar 11, 2022 | January Recipes, Member Recipes, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Full Immersion Cheese Fondue

Also works for pouring and sprinkling. Because the Baptism of the Lord is almost always observed on a Sunday, we like to invite our kids’ godparents to join us for dinner. They are spread out all over the country (and there are a lot of them!) but it’s worth a try. And, whether or not godparents can join you, what better way to celebrate St. John the Baptist dunking Jesus in a river, than by dunking bread in melted cheese? Right? RIGHT? Baptism of the Lord fondue party! Aldi is a great place to find affordable European cheeses.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6


  • For the cheese
  • About 1 pound of a mixture of smooth-melting white cheeses grated. I used:
  • 6 ounces gruyere
  • 5 ounces fontina
  • 7 ounces gouda
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 ½ cups Sauvignon Blanc or other dry white wine, or substitute chicken stock
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ cup+ chicken stock or additional wine
  • Things to dunk
  • French Italian, or sourdough bread cut into 1 inch cubes
  • Boiled new potatoes
  • Lightly steamed or microwaved broccoli florets
  • Sauteed whole mushrooms
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Sliced green apples
  • Sliced polish sausage
  • Cooked beef or chicken pieces


  • Combine the grated cheeses and mix them with the cornstarch. In a large, heavy saucepan, bring the wine, garlic, and lemon juice to a simmer over medium heat. Add the grated cheese to the liquid, a handful at a time, mixing with a whisk until melted before adding the next handful. This makes a nice, smooth mixture. Once all the cheese is mixed and melted, add the mustard and nutmeg. Add the chicken stock a bit at a time as needed to create a scoopable, non-stringy mixture.
  • Transfer the fondue into a fondue pot or slow-cooker to keep warm if desired, or let folks dip straight from the pot.


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