Slow cooker cheese fondue

The perfect weekend plan: Slow cooker cheese fondue.

It is extremely easy to make and great for an informal dinner with friends or a date night.

Let’s get some basic things first:

What kind of cheese do I need to use?

Fondue mixes 2 different types of cheese and these are the two most common ones:

Gruyère cheese and Vacherin Fribourgeois – Great combination if you like a little more aged cheese and stronger flavour.

Gruyère cheese and Emmental cheese – The classic combo for a more mild fondue.

My advice is to go to a cheese store and get a piece of each cheese and grate it at home, but if you do not have that option there is the quick fondue option.

Quick fondue:

If you can not find the cheese in a store you can always get a fondue ready to use mix in a grocery store. They are easy to find, specially at this time of the year.

Just add it to the slow cooker with the wine and cook on HIGH for 1 hour.

Dipping ideas:

  • Bread cubes
  • Ham
  • Vegetables
  • Sausage
  • Crackers
  • Fruit
  • Roasted potatoes
  • Seafood
  • Pickles

Let’s make the classic slow cooker cheese fondue:

Slow cooker cheese fondue

Recipe by Enara ParraCourse: Slow CookerCuisine: SwissDifficulty: Easy


Prep time


Cooking time




  • 250 g Gruyère cheese

  • 250 g Vacherin Fribourgeois cheese

  • 200 ml dry white wine

  • 1 garlic clove

  • 8 g cornstarch

  • Pepper

  • Nutmeg


  • Rub the black pan of the slow cooker with a cut garlic.
  • Place the wine on the slow cooker and turn on HIGH while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  • Grate the cheese and combine them in a bowl with the cornstarch, a little bit of pepper and a pinch of nutmeg powder.
  • Pour the cheese mixture into the slow cooker. Stir well, cover and cook on high for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, uncover and give a good stir to the fondue. Cover and cook for another 20 minutos.
  • Keep the pot on low while serving.
  • Serve the fondue with bread cubes or other dippers.

Do you need more slow cooker recipe ideas?

Here are some of my favourites.

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