Ah Savoyard fondue! Cheese, wine and bread. Everything French people could kill for! Fondue is something you share, it’s warmth, it’s comfort food, it’s joy and happiness together.
As I was on a weekend with some friends in Savoy, I discovered this farm: la ferme de la Charbonnière in Menthon-Saint-Bernard. A great place where you can eat amazing French cheese. And it’s the farmer’s wife herself who gave us her own Savoyard fondue recipe, very simple and so good.
In Savoy, they even put a drizzle of special spirit called « marc de Savoie » in the fondue, just before starting eating.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
For each person:
- 7 oz Swiss cheese
- 3.5 oz Savoyard tomme
- 1/2 garlic clove
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 5 oz day-old bread with hard crust
Cut the bread into small cubes.
Peel the garlic and remove the sprout.
Cut the cheese into small cubes or shavings.
Heat the pan you will serve the fondue in and rub the inside with garlic. Then mince thinly and put it in the pan.
Pour in the wine and bring it to a boil.
Add the cheese little by little and let it melt.
Season with a pinch of nutmeg and freshly ground pepper.
Give it a good mix. It’s ready to be served!
Each guest has to put a piece of bread on a skewer, then plunge it into the melting cheese.