Authentic Switzerland Recipes

Swiss Cheese Fondue (non-alcoholic)

Cheese Fondue Ingredients

  • 16 oz Gruyere cheese, grated
  • 12 oz Swiss Cheese, grated
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, cut in half
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • dash of paprika

Cheese Fondue Instructions

  1. Rub the cut side of garlic cloves over the inside of the fondue pot or cooking pot, spreading the natural garlic oil over the surface.
  2. Mix chicken broth and corn starch in pot and stir until dissolved.
  3. Gently heat broth.
  4. Shred cheeses. Note: don’t use pre-shredded cheese as it contains additives and won’t melt as smoothly.
  5. Add cheese to hot broth one cup at a time, stirring until completely melted and smooth before adding the next cup.
  6. Add lemon juice for texture and spices for classic Switzerland fondue flavor.
  7. If necessary, transfer cheese mixture to slow cooker or tabletop heater to serve.
  8. Dip bite-sized portions of food into cheese fondue and enjoy.

Ideas to Dip in Cheese Fondue

  • Cubes of crusty bread like French, sourdough, croutons
  • Assorted vegetables, broken or chopped into bite sizes
  • Proteins like meatballs, cubed chicken, shrimp
  • Select fruits like granny smith apples or pears, chopped
  • Get creative with roasted potatoes, pickles, large pasta shapes

Lindt Swiss Chocolate Fondue

Chocolate Fondue Ingredients

  • 3 bars (3.5 oz each) Lindt Excellence 78% Cacao Dark Chocolate, chopped
  • 3 bars (3.5 oz each) Lindt Excellence Extra Creamy Milk Chocolate, chopped
  • 1¾ cups heavy whipping cream

Chocolate Fondue Instructions

  1. Combine chopped chocolate in a medium bowl.
  2. Heat cream over medium heat to just a simmer.
  3. Pour hot cream over chocolate so it is completely covered and let stand for 2 minutes.
  4. Stir until mixture is smooth and shiny.
  5. Transfer to a fondue pot, slow cooker or pot on tabletop warmer.
  6. Dip bite-size portions of food into the chocolate and enjoy!

Ideas to Dip in Chocolate Fondue

  • Assorted fruits, segmented or chopped into bite sizes
  • Sweets like Marzipan, marshmallows, pound cake
  • Crisp cookies like oreos, graham crackers, pirouline
  • Salty treats like pretzels, potato chips, bacon

Homemade Hot Chocolate

Homemade Swiss Hot Chocolate Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 quart whole milk
  • 1 stick of cinnamon (optional)
  • 4.5 oz Swiss dark chocolate (highest quality), finely chopped
  • Sugar to taste
  • Topping ideas:
  • whipped cream
  • chocolate curls
  • cocoa powder

Homemade Swiss Hot Chocolate Instructions

  1. Heat the milk (and cinnamon if using) just to the boil.
  2. Remove the cinnamon stick and pour hot milk into four glasses or mugs.
  3. Stir just over 1 oz of shredded chocolate into each glass until it has dissolved.
  4. Add sugar to taste, if desired.
  5. Top with whipped cream, chocolate curls and/or cocoa powder.