Dairy Farmers of Canada

Dazzling fondue pairings

This is the Dazzling fondue pairings recipe.

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cooking: 20 min
Yields 6 - 8 servings
dazzling fondue pairings


  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) balsamic vinegar
  • 4 cups (1 L) beef broth
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) homemade pesto or store-bought
  • 1 1/3 lb (600 g) each of beef, chicken and pork thinly sliced
  • 4 oz (120 g) Canadian Aged Cheddar diced
  • 4 oz (120 g) Canadian Gouda diced
  • 4 oz (120) Canadian Swiss diced
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Melt butter in a cheese fondue pot over medium heat, then cook garlic and onion until slightly golden.

Deglaze with vinegar and reduce by half.

Add beef broth and pesto. Bring to a boil and let simmer 5 minutes.

Wrap cheese cubes with meat and cook them in the broth.


In this new twist on fondue, sliced meat covers the cheese and both are cooked in a flavourful broth, resulting in a tasty pairing. Tradition has sharp Canadian cheddar paired with beef. But try new pairings with chicken wrapped around Canadian mild gouda and pork around a nutty Canadian swiss for a fondue party that’s sure to be remembered.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 485 Calories
Protein: 61 g
Carbohydrate: 5 g
Fat: 23 g
Fibre: 0.3 g
Sodium: 877 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 34 % / 370 mg
Selenium: 148 %
Vitamin B12: 143 %
Vitamin B6: 89 %
Zinc: 86 %