WINE, WATER OR TEA? TRADITION PREVAILS
There is much discussion in Switzerland about the perfect drink for fondue.
Glass of Fendant
The Swiss have clear ideas about what you should and shouldn’t drink with your cheese fondue. Not water, because it will congeal and make a huge, heavy, fat-filled ball of cheese in your belly that can lock up your digestive tract and make you uncomfortable for days. Many say not to drink anything cold. Others say if you really can’t drink alcohol, drink plain black tea
The traditional drink is definitely Fendant, a slightly sparkling white wine, served almost at room temperature. Fendant is made in the canton of Valais, using Chasselas grapes. When made in the canton of Vaud, it is referred to simply as “Chasselas”.its acids not alcohol help break down the fat in the cheese ..!so a glass is good enough :) the Valaisan just have a very big glass
In my worthy opinion, tradition will prevail. the Swiss will not change their ways after hundreds if not thousands of years of drinking Fendant and cherry schnapps with their fondue! After four bottles of Fendant and a great fondue today I see the tradition holds up well , it's was a yummy meal and no stomach pains
Long life to the Valaisan Double F!!!