Le quatorze Juillet, commonly known as Bastille Day, is the anniversary of the Capture of the Bastille on July 14th 1789—often considered the start of the French revolution and a celebration of the unity of French people.
Celebrate this Bastille Day in authentic French style by whipping up a delicious cheese fondue at home—which is basically the perfect winter warmer. Top French restaurant, Le Chef, has shared its phenomenal fondue savoyarde recipe so you can enjoy en famille.
- 100g of cheese emmental
- 100g of cheese comte
- 100g of cheese beaufort
- 1 tablespoon of cornflour
- 1 teaspoon of chopped garlic and rosemary
- 250ml white wine
- 1 fresh baguette
- A pinch of salt
- Begin by grating each cheese into a bowl, to ensure a smooth melting texture.
- Add the cornflour to the bowl of grated cheese and toss thoroughly to coat all pieces.
- Combine the wine, salt, garlic and rosemary into a fondue pot or a large saucepan, then simmer over a medium-low heat.
- Once the liquid is simmering add the cheese in small increments to the pot, stirring well between each addition to ensure a smooth fondue texture.
- Continue to consistently stir through the mixture until smooth.
- Once the fondue is ready remove from heat and serve while very hot.
- Slice up the baguette into small cubes and dip into the fresh fondue.
Le tour est joué, dip and enjoy—Bon appétit!
Please note: The fondue will begin to harden once taken away from heat. If this occurs, please place the fondue back on a gentle heat until melted and stir through.
Too much hassle? For the perfect authentic fondue savoyarde experience, take a trip to Le Chef.
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Image credit: Le Chef