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Where to buy cheese for fondue in Geneva

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I was wondering where I should buy cheese to make fondue at home. What brand is good? I appreciate your help.
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Re: Where to buy cheese for fondue in Geneva

I've been completely pleased with these pre-shredded mixes from Migros: https://produkte.migros.ch/fondue-mo...e-210161000000. Others may have better recommendations though.
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Re: Where to buy cheese for fondue in Geneva

Any place that sells cheese.

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Hello everyone,

I was wondering where I should buy cheese to make fondue at home. What brand is good? I appreciate your help.
Brand? Best to stay away from the ready made Gerber and Tiger stuff Although, there are some occasion where you might use it. It is simple and mostly fool proof.

Best is to go to a local Formagerie, Migros, Coop, or Globus and get fresh shredded cheese (some of them can shred for you), select an accompanying whine (In case of Migros you will have to go to the nearest Denner or other place which sells alcohol) and follow the recipe.

Starting your Fondue experience with a moitié-moitié (Half Vacherin cheese, half Gruyere cheese) is certainly not wrong. After that Walliser/Valisian, Appenzeller, or what ever cheese mix you like or your local Formagerie recommends.

Those shops have also ready mixed stuff (which includes wine, Schnaps, starch etc), which is a notch better than the standard generic Gerber stuff. Like this https://produkte.migros.ch/fondue-mo...e-210162300000

A very good ready made fondue, in my opinion, is the Gletscher Fondue from Pontresina https://www.sennerei-pontresina.ch/ (available at Globus Geneva).
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Does grumpy ship? His fondue with scottish whisky was delicious.
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Re: Where to buy cheese for fondue in Geneva

Welcome ealipour. Fondue is a basic food in Switzerland and in neighbouring Savoie in France where the locals know the secrets but to the rest of the world it's melted cheese without knowing much more.


To build on aSwissInTheUS's post, your best option is to visit a Migros or Coop and you'll see packets of grated cheese labelled "Fondue" and this is a good place to start because if some experts and purists might frown, you're a beginner and have time to work out what you like and don't like. You'll need some white wine as well into which you add the cheese but this is not as alcoholic as the act of heating it sees the alcohol evaporate.


It's summer now and so it's not the same comforting meal in winter but locals still swear by a summer fondue as an experience. For most fondue is not something to have every week - I manage 3-4 per year - but start now and you'll start to work out what you like by next winter.
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Brand? Best to stay away from the ready made Gerber and Tiger stuff Although, there are some occasion where you might use it. It is simple and mostly fool proof.

Appenzeller ready made is quite good, however if I use ready-made, I normally toss in some other cheese to give it more body, as well as some kirsch and spices.

My normal mix is gruyere, vacherin and appenzeller. I buy in chunks and grate them myself, though if I'm being lazy I'll buy some moitie-moitie pre cut, and add appenzeller.

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I was wondering where I should buy cheese to make fondue at home. What brand is good? I appreciate your help.
One eats fondue in winter when its minus 10
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One eats fondue in winter when its minus 10
Not if you are Dutch :-)
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Not if you are Dutch :-)
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One eats fondue in winter when its minus 10
Figugegl - in winter and also in Summer.
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Figugegl - in winter and also in Summer.
Swiss Winter Syndrome

... SWS for short, is a virus that can affect anyone, regardless of their age, gender and marital status, with the temperature dropping below the short-sleeved T-shirt limit.

The acute symptoms are shown in flushed head, heated body, acute thirst and severe scents in the whole dwelling. This is usually preceded by water in the mouth, sniffing noses and growling stomachs. Sensitive individuals may experience respiratory reactions; susceptible individuals may also experience symptoms of bowel problems.

After all, the cause of the virus is known and listens to the medical name FIGUGEGL *. Swiss, this term is often familiar from advertising, non-Swiss, he is unknown. However, these are usually not so susceptible to this virus, whose incubation period is extremely short and against which no immunity has been known.

The convalescence usually lasts a few hours and can be greatly relieved by generous intake of Teeikus Schwarzus, some also respond to Schnapsus Kirschus or schnapps plum.
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Four eat fondue whenever they feel like it. You can use cider or beer instead of wine. I add a fresh chili to the mix.

You can drink anything with it. The idea that cold drinks cause the cheese to congeal in your stomach is an myth.
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The idea that cold drinks cause the cheese to congeal in your stomach is an myth.
Really?

Next you'll be telling us that leaving two windows open doesn't give you a cold virus...
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It doesn't get to -10 in winter around here.

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Really?

Next you'll be telling us that leaving two windows open doesn't give you a cold virus...
Now I'm going to seal my windows. I have also heard you can get AIDS sitting on public toilets!
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Re: Where to buy cheese for fondue in Geneva

My go-to is the 'Moitie-Moitie' from Migros. Although if you have the chance to get the fresh cheese and grate it yourself (mega effort) or get a fromagerie to do it for you (less effort), then that is fab!

Alternatively (even less effort) visit the Bains des Paquis for a scenic fondue!
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Re: Where to buy cheese for fondue in Geneva

The actual cheese mix is a regional thing - even the French have their version

Also spotted this article;
For an authentic blend of cheeses, visit the dairy trucks that open their doors at Geneva farmers’ markets. On Saturdays, stop by the bustling marché (market) which lines the streets just outside the city’s main food market, Halle de Rive, and stroll around the produce and flower vendors that sit beside dairy stands. Often, they will have their own fondue mix, already grated and packaged, ready for you to take home.
http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/2013...erious-origins
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