famous fondue recipe

Courtesy Michael Mina

Michael Mina, a two time James Beard award winning chef,  is one of our country’s great culinary masters.  Enjoy his classic famous cheese fondue from Mina’s Stonehill Tavern restaurant.





1/2 loaf Sourdough bread – diced into cubes large enough for dipping (1”x1”)

1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese

1 cup shredded Ementhaler cheese

1 cay leaf

1 clove of garlic, smashed

1/2 T Kirsch Liqueur or Brandy

1/2 tsp cornstarch

1/2 cup white wine

Salt & pepper to taste



Place garlic, white wine, Kirsch & bay leaf in pan, bring to a boil

Mix cornstarch with 1 Tbs water to make a slurry

While liquid is boiling, whisk in cheese and slurry rapidly until emulsified

Finish with salt & pepper

Serve with cubed sourdough & enjoy!



RECOMMENDED WINES – Enjoy your favorite burgundy.





There’s nothing quite like cheese fondue for a casual dinner during the winter, especially holiday time. This is an easy dish for guests. Try it and consider it a great option for New Year’s Eve entertaining.


– The Gourmet Review



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