Dairy Farmers of Canada

Festive Fondue

This is the Festive Fondue recipe.

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cooking: 20 min
Yields 6 servings
festive fondue
Cheese fondue is the comfort food par excellence! What better way to enjoy the holidays than by sharing a delicious meal with family and friends. Try our original recipe shown in this video, made with Canadian Cheddar, Swiss and Havarti cheeses combined with dried cranberries.


  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
  • 1 dry shallot chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 cup (250 mL) white wine
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) dried cranberries
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh rosemary or 1 tsp (5 mL) dried rosemary
  • 1/2 lb (225 g) Canadian Gouda cheese shredded
  • 1/4 lb (112 g) Canadian Cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/4 lb (112 g) Canadian Swiss cheese shredded
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) corn starch
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
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In a fondue pot over medium heat, melt the butter and sauté the shallot and garlic for 2 to 3 minutes. Add wine, cranberries and rosemary and simmer about 3 to 4 minutes or until reduced to 1/3. Add shredded cheeses and corn starch. Let melt over low heat, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon. Add pepper to taste. Serve at once with different breads, but also cured meats, vegetables, fruit, nuts, etc.


For a more kid-friendly alternative, replace white wine with chicken broth or unsweetened apple or white grape juice. Recipe can be prepared in the microwave oven at low intensity.

For tasty alternatives, try this with Canadian Raclette, Provolone or Emmental.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 363 Calories
Protein: 19 g
Carbohydrate: 11 g
Fat: 24 g
Fibre: 0.5 g
Sodium: 492 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 51 % / 560 mg
Phosphorus: 39 %
Vitamin A: 17 %
Vitamin B12: 69 %
Zinc: 33 %