Posted by Simone Strik on 22/Oct/2021
500 ml, 1.3 liters, 6.5 (!) liters.... At BOSKA, you'll find a variety of cheese fondue sets in a wide range of sizes. But how can you figure out how many persons a fondue set can serve? And how much cheese fondue do you need per person? We have a few easy tips for you.
Different ways to view the capacity of a fondue set
The capacity of a fondue set is described in different ways on our website. The most important factors are the capacity in liters when filled completely and the number of grams of cheese fondue it can hold. The latter is used to determine how many people a fondue set will serve.
How do you calculate the number of persons a fondue set can serve?
This depends on two things: 1. Will you be enjoying the fondue as a meal or snack/appetizer? 2. Are you serving big or small eaters? Once you know these two things, you consider the number of grams of cheese fondue that the fondue set can hold. You then use this amount to easily calculate around how many persons the set will serve. We explain how below.
Fondue as a meal: how much cheese fondue you need per person
Will you be preparing cheese fondue as a meal? Expect each person to eat around 200 grams of cheese fondue. Are you serving very big eaters? Then you can easily expect them each to consume around 250 grams. A little more or less is both cases is not a problem. But if you don't have enough cheese fondue or the pot doesn't quite hold enough, don't worry! Simply serve some extra dippers or other side dishes.
Fondue as a snack/appetizer: the amount of cheese fondue needed per person
Cheese fondue as a snack during a casual get-together or party is as delicious as it is original! Depending on how many other tasty appetizers you're serving, you can assume around 100 grams of cheese fondue per person. And around 125 grams with big eaters. Is your table full of other snacks and drinks? Then 70 grams to 100 grams is more than enough per person.
An easy calculation
In our calculation, we expect each person to eat around 200 grams of cheese fondue. Does the fondue pot have a capacity of 1.2 liters and holds 875 grams of fondue? Then this is enough for a meal for four or snack for eight. With a capacity of 300 ml, suitable for 175 grams of cheese fondue, this can serve one person as a meal or two as a snack.
The most important thing to remember is that you can't go wrong!
With a small fondue pot, you simply add more cheese fondue as you go. And with a large fondue pot, you can always fill it with less fondue. In this case, keep the burner low so that the cheese fondue won't burn. Use our calculation method as a handy tool... and enjoy!
An even easier way is to use the following hyperlinks to go directly to the right cheese fondue set.
As we mentioned above, keep in mind that these are only estimates!