While we could eat fondue with nothing more than a spoon, when guests are coming over it’s generally advised to include a few things for them to dip in it.

But first things first. The most important element of a memorable batch of fondue is, of course, the cheese. So the best way to set yourself up for a truly fantastical fondue fête: use gourmet Reny Picot cheeses and the winning Old Europe Cheese fondue formula.

Once the fondue is fon-done, here are some of the best things to dip in your Reny Picot fondue:

1. Bread

Crusty bread is the #1 pick for cheese fondue because, it’s the best at soaking up all its cheesy goodness. Lightly toasted sourdough and French baguette cubes will be the first to disappear.

2. Apples & Pears

Fruit and cheese mingle nicely on a cheese board, so why wouldn’t they when it comes to fondue? Bosc pears as well as crisp, tart Granny Smith apples complement the fondue’s creaminess nicely.

3. Broccoli & Cauliflower

Broccoli or cauliflower can bring a bit of freshness to what’s essentially a dairy fest. You can dip them uncooked if you like, but giving them a light steam will smooth out those raw, bitter flavors.

4. Bell Peppers

Bell peppers make a colorful addition to any fondue party, and their natural sweetness just works with all that savory cheesiness. Slice them into strips and you won’t even need a skewer.

5. Roasted Potatoes

If you like cheese fries, you will fall head over heels in love dipping crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside roasted potatoes into a mini vat of bubbling cheese (that isn’t neon yellow).

6. Meatballs

If you think meatballs (be they of the beef, chicken, or vegetarian-friendly) are relegated solely to pasta territory—think again. They are exceptionally tasty after a quick dip in cheese fondue.

7. Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Leafy, green, and good for you, a dish of roasted Brussels sprouts are somehow the perfect match to the mild, nutty cheeses found in a pot of Reny Picot cheese fondue.

8. Cured Meats

Salty and sometimes spicy, cured meats like prosciutto, salami, and chorizo have a particular fondness for getting scrunched up on a fondue skewer and taking a quick dip into a pool of cheese.

9. Large Pasta Shapes

Think of this as a deconstructed mac and cheese: choose a large pasta shape that has nooks and crannies (like shells or rigatoni) to soak up the fondue, then dip and dunk to your heart’s content.

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