This Swiss-originated delicacy encourages you to utilize your senses, creating an immersive and romantic dining experience. Who knew cheese could be so charming?
From sharp cheddars to gourmet Le Gruyère AOP, fondue features a variety of flavors. Best of all — this decadent dish is far from difficult! All you need is a caquelon (or fondue pot), quality cheese, white wine, and a few household ingredients you can find in your pantry.
Follow these tips and tricks to celebrate love with an evening full of fondness and fondue:
Types of Cheese
While fondue can be made with nearly any cheese of your choice, AOP cheeses result in the richest flavor and most authentic taste. AOP stands for “Appellation d’Origine Protégée,” which translates to “Protected Designation of Origin.” To sum it up, an AOP cheese guarantees that it was manufactured in the same region that the milk was sourced from.
Le Gruyère AOP – Le Gruyère AOP is a cheese favored by fondue makers. While its flavor can vary depending on its age, Le Gruyère AOP tends to be nutty, rich, and creamy.
Raclette Suisse – Rich, dreamy, and funky (in a good way), Raclette Suisse is a traditional Swiss cheese that is meant to be melted into a smooth, buttery texture. In addition to fondue, Raclette Suisse can also be prepared using a “panette” (pan to barbecue). Create a decadent dish that features mouthwatering melted cheese over your choice of veggies, pasta, or protein!
Emmentaler AOP – Between the sweet aroma and fruity undertones, Emmentaler AOP cheese is perfect for enhancing taste and taking your fondue to the next level.