Fromagination's Wisconsin Fondue

Fromagination is a specialty cheese shop in Madison, Wisconsin that honors the state’s Swiss heritage and alpine-style cheeses with this fondue.

Wisconsin Cheese Fromagination's Wisconsin Fondue Recipe
Active Time
45 Minutes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Alpine-Style or Emmentaler can be used in this recipe.


  1. Combine the swiss, Grand Cru®, Little Mountain, 1 cup wine and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Let stand at room temperature for at least 2 hours, or cover and refrigerate overnight. 
  2. Add salt to a large saucepan. Starting in the salt, rub the cut sides of garlic on pan. Discard garlic. Add the remaining wine; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low. Gradually whisk in cheese mixture until mixture is smooth. Season with nutmeg and pepper to taste.
  3. Transfer cheese sauce to a fondue pot, Heat on low to keep warm. Serve with dippers.

Recipe Tips

  • Soaking the cheese, preferably overnight, in wine prior to melting not only adds flavor, but it helps to ensure a smooth fondue. 
  • Fromagination suggests using a Sauvignon Blanc wine in this recipe. 

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

All three of these award-winning cheeses reflect the tradition and flavors of alpine mountain cheeses. They're all made near New Glarus, Wisconsin, which was settled in 1845 by the Swiss from the Canton of Glarus in Switzerland.

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