Der Rheinlander Cheese Fondue

Der Rheinlander Cheese Fondue Recipe

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Linda Hoover


For my 10th birthday my parents took me on a three hour drive to Der Rheinlander restaurant, in Portland, OR, for my birthday. Very big hit. Starting with this WONDERFUL cheese fondue served with chunks of wonderful dark rye bread. Der Rheinlander used to give away this recipe although its a little more difficult to find these days. If you are in the Portland, OR area you may be able to find this fondue jarred in some grocery stores.


★★★★★ 1 vote

2 to 8 depending on whether its me and my sister.
20 Min
20 Min


  • 5 c
    processed swiss american cheese
  • 2 c
  • 1 c
    sauterne (chablis) wine
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    msg (accent brand)
  • 1 dash(es)
    white pepper
  • 1 dash(es)
  • 1/2
    loaf rye bread
  • 1/2
    loaf french bread

How to Make Der Rheinlander Cheese Fondue


  1. Grate or chop cheese.
  2. Bring water, wine, butter and seasoning to a boil.
    Then add cheese and set into double boiler.
  3. Stir thoroughly with wooden spoon until cheese melts into a smooth heavy sauce.
  4. If fondue seems too thick, add more wine.
    If too thin, add more cheese.
  5. Dice bread into 2-inch squares and brown lightly in oven.
  6. Keep fondue warm while serving, else a skin will form on the top.

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About Der Rheinlander Cheese Fondue

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: German
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom

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