You know how to cook Cheese Fondue, but can your recipe prove best in the world? Take on the challenge by participating in the world’s global fondue competition. Go head-to-head with others at your level, show off your fondue skills, experiment and create new and unique flavours and try to win the title of Word Champion!
This original and open contest will consist of two heats: the preselections in the morning and the grande-finale in the afternoon. In each category (amateurs, professionals), fondues, cooked with the same equipment and made with at least 50% Gruyère AOP, will be evaluated after tasting accompanied by the same bread and wine. There is also the opportunity for visitors to apply to be part of the amateur jury.
The competition rules
All competitors of the Fondue World Championship must read the rules of the contest to download hereunder (French version).
The contest will take place on Saturday, November 18, 2023
The preselections and the finale
The competition will be feature professionals and amateurs proving themselves in the opening preselections, then the category leaders will have to prove themselves in the evening’s finale. Fondues will be judged by both a professional and an amateur jury of fondue-lovers.
The fondues will be judged impartially, based on a tasting with the same bread and according to five criterias: taste, visual appearance, consistency, authenticity and general impression. Participants will be given a nominal score for their Fondue, with the 20 being maximum number of points awarded.
The preselections will take place in the morning (11h – 15h) in the cellars, courtesy of the wine-makers of Tartegnin. The participant with the best mark in their category and their respective cellar will make it through to the finale.
In the afternoon (18-19h) the finale will take place under the cantine. The finalist’s fondues will be judged by the professional jury and the first three in each category will have the chance to win a prize provided by the partners of the competition.
Participants must cook a cheese fondue for five people (1 Kg) with the provided equipment (hot-plate and caquelon-pot) made with at least 50% Gruyère AOP.
They must bring all the necessary ingredients for the preparation for two fondues: one for the qualifying round and the other for the finale. Participants will receive a free apron bearing the name of the contest upon entering.
In addition to Gruyère AOP (at least 50%), participants can add their own choice of cheese(s) and any of the ingredients listed in the above downloadable complete rules of the competition.
The use of any other ingredients must be declared before the contest commences, and will be approved by organisers based on the criteria that the fondue must conserve the essential taste of cheese.