A Swiss melted cheese dish served in a communal pot that is gently heated and eaten by dipping bread or other food into the cheese using long-stemmed forks, cheese fondue is a guilty pleasure for many cheese lovers out there. While Singapore doesn’t exactly have an abundance of Swiss restaurants, there are still a number of places that excel in this delicious dish. Here are seven places to enjoy cheese fondue in Singapore!
Made from a selection of diverse aged Gruyere and many types of Vacherins imported from Switzerland, the La Fribourgeoise cheese fondue ($37 for 200g/$72 for 400g) at Wine Universe is thick, creamy and rich. It is accompanied by a picnic basket of freshly baked, fluffy bread with a perfectly crispy crust. If you’re in the mood for something different, the restaurant also has La Singaporean cheese fondue, which features the same combination of cheeses but with added chilli padi!
Inspired by a cosy Swiss-style chalet, make a visit to COUCOU to feel like you’re vacationing somewhere in the chilly Swiss alps. COUCOU serves a wide range of traditional Swiss dishes, but the highlights has got to be their range of authentic Swiss fondues: the original Fondue Moitié-Moitié ($38 per guest), Fondue à la Courge ($38 per guest) that includes pumpkin puree, Fondue aux Bolets ($45 per guest) which has porcini mushrooms and many more! All of COUCOU’s fondues are made from Gruyère AOP & Vacherin Fribourgeois AOP from Canton of Fribourg, made according to their original Swiss recipes and served with Swiss farmer bread.
When it comes to cheese, Wine Connection Cheese Bar is one of the top names in Singapore. With over 40 matured farm cheeses air-flown from Europe weekly, you know you’re in for a cheesy fest. For the ultimate cheese lover, the Raclette Set for Two ($39.90 per guest) is not to be missed. Served with generous portions of potato, cold cuts, mesclun salad and a bread basket, dip them in the oozy cheese and prepare to get stuffed! And then, wash it all down with a good bottle of wine.
A French steakhouse located in Joo Chiat, Braseiro Restaurant is a charming two-storey shophouse space. The steaks are of course the main stars here, but the Fondue de Camembert ($29.90) is something that might pique a cheese lover's interest. More like raclette than actual fondue, this is a must-have for anyone craving for a simple yet cheesy dish, especially if you find fondue to be a bit too much. Best to have it as soon as it is served, as the cheese will solidify quickly!
Let's switch it up with a different kind of cheese fondue! Cheese Story Mookata Buffet is perfect for people who enjoy cheese as a dip in their barbecues. The cheese here is a blend of nacho cheese and mozzarella, resulting in a tasty and stringy mixture. It goes really well with all the ingredients, from the meats to the seafood. Featuring crayfish and fresh oysters for just $29.90, you’re bound to get your fill of cheese and your money’s worth here.
If you've been to Shake Shake In A Tub, you'd definitely be familiar with their well-loved chicken and fries sets. But beyond the already tasty meals, Shake Shake In A Tub's flagship store at 111 Somerset serves up unique treats like the Say Cheese! Fondue ($21.90). Accompanied by popcorn chicken and shoestring fries, diners can look forward to dipping your finger food in a warm medley of cheese swirled together with a dash of lemon juice for that extra kick of flavour.
Café Gavroche's combined raclette dinner and fondue bourguignonne experience ($58 per pax) is one for all the cheese lovers and meat fanatics out there. You’ll get to dip juicy Australian Wagyu beef cubes in buttery and gooey melted cheese before indulging in French potatoes under the same generous blanket of nutty raclette cheese.