You don’t need a fondue pot—or an invitation to a 1960s theme party—to make our easy, foolproof fondue. All you need are the right ingredients and a little know-how.
Why This Recipe Works
We wanted a foolproof, indestructible fondue that was not only easy and delicious but able to withstand cooling and reheating without breaking in lieu of a fondue pot. We tested and debunked many fondue myths. In the end, we found it essential to use good-quality cheese (deli Swiss turned stringy and rubbery) and to coat it with cornstarch to prevent it from breaking. We flavored the wine base with garlic and brought it as close to a boil as possible before adding the cheese to ensure adequate melting. Finally, to activate the cornstarch, we brought the fondue to a quick simmer.