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      15 min

Appears in

The New Vegetarian

The New Vegetarian

By Colin Spencer

Published 1986

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This is a dish of melted cheese, traditionally eaten by scooping it up with cubes of bread or toast. The Swiss also drink hot tea while eating fondu as they maintain the hot liquid prevents the cheese coagulating in the stomach and becoming indigestible.


  • 25 g/1 oz/2 tablespoons butter
  • 25 g/1 oz/2 tablespoons flour
  • 150 ml/5 fl oz/ cup milk
  • 150 ml/5 fl oz/ cup single/light cream
  • seasoning to taste
  • 175 g/6 oz/ cups Gruyère cheese, grated
  • 100 g/4 oz/1 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 egg yolks


    Make a sauce from the butter, flour and milk. Add the cream, seasoning and cheeses. Stir until smooth. Remove from the heat and beat in the egg yolks. Eat while still hot.