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Copycat Melting Pot Traditional Swiss Fondue

This Copycat Melting Pot Traditional Swiss Fondue is the perfect romantic dinner idea for any special occasion!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Copycat Recipe, Fondue, Swiss Fondue
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 944 kcal
Author Yvonne


  • 3 1/2 c. 14 oz. Swiss of Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 c. white cooking wine
  • 2 tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. finely chopped garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp. Dalmatia Sour Cherry Spread -OR- 1 oz. cherry-flavored liqueur
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper


  1. Toss the cheese with the cornstarch in a bowl. 

  2. Place a metal bowl over a saucepan filled with two inches of water or you may also use a conventional double boiler. Bring the water to a boil over high heat. 

  3. Reduce the heat to medium and pour in the wine. With a fork, stir in the lemon juice and garlic; cook for 30 seconds stirring constantly. 

  4.  Add half of the cheese, and continue to stir constantly until the cheese is melted. Add the remaining cheese little by little stirring constantly. Stir in the Dalmatia Sour Cherry Spread. Or, if using liqueur, pour the liqueur slowly around the edge of the bowl.

  5. Pull the cheese mixture away from the edge of the bowl and cook for about one minute or until the alcohol cooks off. Stir the liqueur into the cheese. Stir the pepper in gently. 

  6. Pour into a warm fondue pot and keep warm over low heat.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Fondue Fanatics

Nutrition Facts
Copycat Melting Pot Traditional Swiss Fondue
Amount Per Serving
Calories 944 Calories from Fat 603
% Daily Value*
Fat 67g103%
Saturated Fat 39g244%
Cholesterol 227mg76%
Sodium 699mg30%
Potassium 219mg6%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 62g124%
Vitamin A 1965IU39%
Vitamin C 3.6mg4%
Calcium 2105mg211%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.