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Festive Fondue

Dairy Farmers of Canada
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  • Course Main Dishes
  • Prep. Time 20 mins
  • Cooking Time 20 mins
  • Yields 6 servings
  • Course Main Dishes
  • Prep. Time 20 mins
  • Cooking Time 20 mins
  • Yields 6 servings

Gouda's flavour gains more body and sharpness over time.


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


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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Gouda's flavour gains more body and sharpness over time.


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Gouda's flavour gains more body and sharpness over time.

Nutritional Info

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

Top 5 Nutrients

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

*percentage of daily value

*Note: The daily value (DV) is established by Health Canada and corresponds to the daily quantity recommended for each nutrient. The percentage of the daily value (% DV) indicates the proportion of the nutrient provided by a serving of the recipe, in comparison with the quantity recommended.

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