Today April 11th 2017 is National Cheese Fondue Day, its a day Observed annually on April 11 is National Cheese Fondue Day. Fondue is a dish of melted cheese or other ingredients, served in a communal pot (caquelon) over a small portable stove (réchaud). Bread is then dipped from long-stemmed forks into the cheese. Cheese fondue consists of a blend of cheeses, wine and seasoning.
- Other nationalities have similar recipes involving things like creamy eggs.
- The way the Swiss dish obtained a French name is a mystery, though there is a powerful influence of French language speakers in Switzerland even today.
- The melted cheese dish known as fondue is Swiss in origin.
- Cow herders, who had long winters with few provisions, invented the dish.
- The Swiss nobles liked the dish so much that they adapted it from its humble beginnings to make it a dish of the nobility.