Picnic Series | February Fireside Fondue

Happy February and welcome to my once a month picnic series where I feature a themed picnic in the great outdoors or by the fireside right here in my home featuring picnic and entertaining essentials from Mark & Graham. This month we are transporting ourselves to the Swiss Alps for a little après ski fondue by the fireside.

Last year, I loved the fondue from the Gondola Village at the Ocean House, so I decided to research their recipe and make my own version at home. It makes the perfect indulgent meal fit for a cold winter day. I’ll include the recipe at the end of this post for you if you’d like to try your hand at making your own fondue.

Our Fireside Fondue Picnic

Fondue Pot with Monogrammed Forks

Monogrammed Pendleton National Parks Blanket

Mark & Graham Monogrammed Pendleton Blanket

Portable Wine Picnic Table

Mark & Graham Portable Wine Picnic Table

Monogrammed Hot Beverage Mugs

Mark & Graham Monogrammed Corkcicle Mugs

Customizable Wooden Serving Board

Mark & Graham Customized Serving Boards

Après Ski Monogrammed Pet Sweaters

Ocean House Fondue Recipe

serves 6

  • 2 Cups Gruyere

  • 2 Cups Vacherin Fribourgeois

  • I Tablespoon Cornstarch

  • 1-2 Cups White Wine

  • 1 Shot Kirsch

  • Salt and Pepper to taste

In a bowl, mix the cornstarch with both grated cheeses. In a medium saucepan, heat 1 cup of white wine until it just barely simmers. Use a wooden spoon to incorporate a little of the cheese mixture with the wine at a time. Stir until the cheese melts, repeat to use all the cheese. Add the Kirsch and season with salt and pepper. If the fondue is too thick add more white wine to thin out. Transfer to a heated fondue pot and dip boiled potatoes, sourdough bread, or pear slices.

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I hope you enjoyed our first picnic post of the year. I can’t wait to share another one with you next month.

Many thanks to Mark & Graham for sponsoring this post. All opinions are mine.

Bon appétit,


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