Fondue – Interactive Desserts for the Family

Fondue comes from the French word “fondre”, which means “to melt”. It started out as dipping bread into melted cheese, but is often used as a dessert by melting chocolate. You can use fruits for a healthier dessert or use marshmallows and biscuits to step up the sweetness.

Cheese fondue:

You can use whatever cheese you want, though it’s better to make this fondue with creamy, buttery cheese that will melt smoothly.


500g Gruyere cheese

1 garlic clove

300ml dry white wine

1 tbsp plain white flour

French bread/baguette (crusty)


Cut bread into small cubes and set aside. 

Half the garlic and rub onto the inside of the pot.

Heat over medium heat. Pour in the wine.

Once wine is simmering, start grating cheese into the pot slowly.

Once cheese has all melted, add flour.

Serve immediately. Poke bread pieces with skewers and use these to dip the bread into the cheese.

Chocolate Fondue

350g dark chocolate

200ml thickened cream

Pieces of fruit – your choice of strawberries, pineapple, raspberries.

And/or 200g marshmallows


Melt the chocolate in a pot over medium heat.

Once melted, stir in the cream and mix well.

Stir for a further 2 – 4 minutes, making sure the fondue is heated through.

Skewer fruits and/or marshmallows then dip them into the chocolate.

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