Classic Alpine Fondue with Wine, Garlic, and Three Kinds of Cheese
Our IP Version of THE MELTING POT’S Classic Alpine Fondue with Wine, Garlic, and Three Kinds of Cheese. Just the word “fondue” brings up the notion of a romantic dinner, right? Or maybe a great evening out with friends? We love fondue so much, we had to make a couple of copycats of the decadent ones from The Melting Pot. No, you don’t need the pressure cooker setting to make a great fondue in an Instant Pot. But because of the way the pot is insulated and because the insert is so deep, you can make a fine rendition with no worries about scorching the melting cheese. That said, because the pot is insulated, it’s best to remove the insert once the cheese has melted. The pot retains a great deal of heat. If you serve the fondue right in the IP, that’s when the fondue can burn.
Servings Prep Time
6servings 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6servings 10minutes
Cook Time
  • 1 1/2cups dry white winesuch as a California chardonnay
  • 2tsp minced Garlic2 peeled medium cloves
  • 1/2tsp grated nutmeg or ¼ground nutmeg
  • Up to 1/2tsp ground black pepper
  • 8oz shredded Gruyère½ pound, 2 cups
  • 6oz shredded Fontina1½ cups
  • 2oz shredded Raclette cheese½ cup
  • 1 1/2tbsp cornstarch
  • Bite- sized cubed baguettefor serving
  • Small broccoli floretsfor serving
  • grape tomatoesfor serving
  • Halved baby carrotsfor serving
  • Cubed cored green applefor serving
  1. Press SAUTÉ and set for MEDIUM, NORMAL, OR CUSTOM 300°F. Set the time for 10 minutes.
  2. As the pot heats, pour the wine into the insert set in a 3-, 5-, 6-, or 8-quart Instant Pot. Stir in the garlic, nutmeg, and pepper. Continue heating until simmering, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, toss all the cheeses with the cornstarch in a large bowl until evenly coated.
  3. When the wine is simmering, stir in the cheese. Cook, stirring all the while, until the cheese melts and the mixture starts to bubble, about 2 minutes.
  4. Turn off the heat and use hot pads or silicone baking mitts to transfer the (hot!) insert to a nearby wire rack to stop the cooking. Serve at once with cubed baguette, broccoli florets, grape tomatoes, baby carrots, and green apple for dipping (as well as long fondue skewers or bamboo skewers to keep your fingers out of the hot fondue). If the mixture begins to solidify, set the insert back into the pot and turn the SAUTÉ function to MEDIUM, NORMAL, or CUSTOM 300°F (and for 5 minutes) to loosen the fondue again, stirring all the while (although it won’t take the full 5 minutes).
Recipe Notes

Other Pots

• For an 8-quart Instant Pot, you can double all of the ingredient amounts.

• For a 10-quart Instant Pot, you must double all of the ingredient amounts. You can even triple them!