Coastal Harmony: Canadian Lobster Fondue and the Symphony of Sustainable Flavors

In the coastal villages of Canada, the story revolves around Canadian lobster, giving a classic fondue a unique culinary twist. Nestled between the Atlantic waves and rugged shores, Canadian lobster goes beyond being a seafood delight—it symbolizes sustainability and responsible harvest.

In the fishing villages where the sea sets the pace for life, Canadian lobster stands out as a prized catch. Fishermen embark on early morning sails, their vessels slicing through mist as a testament to their commitment to responsible harvesting. The succulent sweetness and firm texture of Canadian lobster result from a delicate balance between tradition and a deep respect for nature.

In kitchens overlooking the rolling waves, the scent of butter and onions blends seamlessly with the salty breeze. A blend of Swiss and Gruyere cheeses, whole milk, and white wine come together to form a fondue that mirrors the pristine waters where the lobster is sourced.

But this culinary tale has more characters. Enter the supporting cast—buttery chunks of lobster meat, finely chopped and generously folded into the creamy mixture. A pinch of nutmeg adds a subtle warmth, while chopped fresh dill introduces a herbaceous note, elevating the fondue to new heights.

As the fondue bubbles and the bread cubes eagerly await their turn, each dip becomes a journey into the heart of Canadian coastal magic. It’s a celebration of sustainability and a nod to the maritime legacy, with the Canadian lobster fondue embodying the essence of responsible harvesting.

In these kitchens by the sea, where simplicity meets flavor, the legend of Canadian lobster fondue lives on. It’s a celebration of responsible harvesting, weaving together the richness of Canadian lobster with the perfect harmony of supporting ingredients—a culinary saga that resonates with taste and the tides.

A very generous thank you to  Lobster Council of Canada for sponsoring this recipe. It is an honour to work with brands that align with our values and make it possible for us to share these recipes with you.

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Lobster Fondue

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  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: Serves 2-4 1x


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  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup white win
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1 1/2 cup grated Swiss cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup grated Gruyere cheese
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 8 ounces lobster meat, 1 cup finely chopped and remainder in chunks for dipping
  • 1/2 loaf of bread, cubed


  1. melt the butter in a saute pan, add the onion and the flour and cook, stirring, until the flour is no longer raw and the onions have softened, 3-4 minutes.
  2. Slowly add the milk, stirring, until the sauce begins to thicken.
  3. Stir in the white wine and dill, stir to incorporate.
  4. Stir in the cheese and cook until the cheese melts and the sauce is smooth, stir in the nutmeg and 1 cup of lobster meat and stir to combine.
  5. Place the fonde sauce into a fondue pot with a sterno underneath.
  6. Serve with the chunks of lobster meat and bread for dipping.
  • Category: entrees, seafood, lobster, recipes