Truly epic, fondue history starts with a recipe in Homer’s Iliad (Song XI). Doesn’t it stand to reason that the mixture described of Pramnos wine, grated goat’s cheese and white flour was a fondue?
Well, whether that’s what Homer was describing or not, fondue history states that the warm cheese dish originated in Switzerland but more specifically in the Canton of Neuchatel.
According to history experts, fondue consists of at least two varieties of cheeses that are melted with wine and a bit of flour. It’s served communally out of pot called a “caquelon”. Long forks are used by each guest to spear a cube of bread then the bread is dipped into the cheese and eaten.
How did cheese fondue get started?
?Well, before we get into the nitty gritty of cheese fondue, let’s back up for a second. The word fondue is a derivative of the French word, fondre, which means “to melt”. However, this is only a part of how the word fondue is used today.
In doing my research of fondue history,”fondue” has a much broader meaning. It refers to foods that are dunked, heated, or cooked in...