Cheese fondue is making a comeback, and we're its number one supporters. While we agree that meat fondue is nice, and chocolate fondue is great, they just don't compete with a pot of melted cheese. It's the perfect dish to serve a ravenous crowd; but we won't judge you if you decide to make it for just one, we know how much happiness all that cheese can bring.

Our collection of recipes includes versions made the classic way, with Gruyere, as well as not-so-classic cheeses, including a recipe that combines sharp Cheddar and Monterey Jack with a dash of whiskey. There's also an Italian version called fonduta which leaves out the traditional white wine and uses egg yolks for an extra rich fondue. That's a lot of options, we know, but don't feel like you have to choose just one. Winter's long, so you can make them all.

Try these other fondue recipes.

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  • Whiskey-Cheese Fondue

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/whiskey-cheese-fondue_n_1058790.html" target="_hplink">Whiskey-Cheese Fondue</a> recipe</strong>

  • Bagna Cauda

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://nourishedkitchen.com/bagna-cauda/" target="_hplink">Bagna Cauda recipe from Nourished Kitchen</a></strong>

  • Shabu Shabu (Japanese Hot Pot)

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.snixykitchen.com/2012/01/26/shabu-shabu/" target="_hplink">Shabu Shabu recipe from Snixy Kitchen</a></strong> "Shabu shabu" means "swish swish" in Japanese, for the noise made while swirling the meat in the broth to cook.

  • Fondue Bourguignonne

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://ourchocolateshavings.blogspot.com/2010/01/fondue-bourguignonne.html" target="_hplink">Fondue Bourguignonne recipe from Chocolate Shavings</a>, by <a href="https://twitter.com/JennBartoli" target="_hplink">@JennBartoli</a></strong>

  • Roasted Sugar Pumpkins With Cheese Fondue

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://threemanycooks.com/recipes/strictly-vegetarian/roasted-sugar-pumpkins-with-cheese-fondue/" target="_hplink">Roasted Sugar Pumpkins With Cheese Fondue recipe from Three Many Cooks</a></strong> Okay, you actually have to wait until pumpkin season for this one. Trust us: it is really, really, really worth the wait.

  • Chocolate Fondue

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/chocolate-fondue_n_1061675.html" target="_hplink">Chocolate Fondue</a> recipe</strong>

  • Fondue: The Movie

    In case you weren't convinced, here's a short movie that will make you run to the nearest cheese store for provisions.