Tracing fondue’s mysterious origins
A Swiss icon
Where ever you are in Switzerland, particularly come ski season, a remarkable fondue experience is never far. A rich, buttery fondue at night in a mountaintop village blanketed by snow is magical. So too is a silky fondue served on a Zurich terrace, where guests wrapped in woolly blankets plunge potatoes into steaming pots. In Ticino, the country’s Italian region, forgo the pizza and sample a fondue with fontina cheese or truffles. Because Switzerland is as small as it is – and fondue as national as it is – the bottom of another fondue pot is always nearby.