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cheese fondue

Have fun with fondue this November by hosting a retro fondue party.

Our specialty cheese department has a wonderful selection of high-quality cheeses from Gruyere to Swiss. Let us help you find the perfect cheese to make your event a big hot. And if you’re going for the dessert route with a chocolate fondue, our staff is more than happy to show you some of our finest chocolates. We would love for you to try our Classic Cheese Fondue recipe below, it strikes the right balance of melty cheese goodness with rich flavor.

Classic Cheese Fondue

Surprisingly simple and perfect for sharing.


  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 lb. shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 lb. shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 lb. loaf French bread, cut into 1-inch pieces


Simmer white wine in the fondue pot. Add in Swiss and Gruyere cheeses, a 1/4 lb. at a time. Stir together until mixed and cheeses have melted. Add in the flour and stir together. Add in the salt and ground nutmeg and stir together.


Enjoy fondue with French bread pieces.


Servings 5


halloween baskets10/31/2022

Don’t Forget the Candy!

Halloween is finally here! Today we can all dress up and celebrate the spookiest day of the year. Speaking of a spooky situation, do you have your candy ready? Halloween isn’t Halloween without something sweet. Whether you need to pick up and extra bag of candy to hand out to trick or treaters or craving something snack-size to feed your sweet tooth, you can stop by Bianchini’s to find everyone’s favorite Halloween goodies.

raw turkey10/31/2022

It’s time to talk turkey.

Bianchini’s is taking orders for a fresh Diestel turkey. When it comes to the finest turkey on the market, there is no substitute for a Diestel turkey. Raised on the Diestel Family Ranch in Sonora, California, where they’re given ample space to roam. Fed an all-vegetarian diet with no added hormones, antibiotics or growth stimulants, these turkeys are allowed to grow naturally. Diestel turkeys are noticeably more tender, juicier and deliver that classic turkey taste you crave. Stop by the deli department to place your turkey order or call 650-851-4391 for Portola Valley or 650-592-4701 for San Carlos.

cyber monday10/31/2022

Mark you calendar, Cyber Monday falls on the 28th this year.

As with previous years, we will have a Cyber Monday Special! For one day only, you can purchase a $100 Bianchini’s gift card for just $75! This Cyber Monday deal is available online only, beginning 11/28 at 12am PT and ending 11:59pm PT. (Limit 4 per household)

turkey dinner10/31/2022

We are now taking order for Bianchini’s Complete Turkey Dinner.

Enjoy a classic homestyle Thanksgiving meal with all the fixings that feeds 8-10 for only $199.99. Bianchini’s Complete Turkey Dinner includes: a 10-12 lb. Diestel turkey, 2 quarts each of stuffing, mashed potatoes and green beans, 1 quart of turkey gravy, 1 pint of cranberry sauce, 1.5 lbs. of roasted butternut squash and cranberries, 24 dinner rolls and an 8-inch fresh pumpkin pie. It’s a great value made with the quality and commitment you expect from Bianchini’s. Let us do all of the cooking this year! Every Bianchini’s Complete Turkey Dinner is already fully cooked, the items simply need to be reheated. (Warming instructions are included) Place your turkey dinner order in-store at the deli department or phone in the order. Call 650-851-4391 for Portola Valley or 650-592-4701 for San Carlos.

halloween spread10/24/2022

Ready to Boogey Down for Halloween?

It’s almost time to Eat, Drink and Be Scary. Halloween is now one week away! Let Bianchini’s help you celebrate the spookiest day of the season. Whether you’re hosting a costume party, preparing a Halloween theme dinner or watching horror movies, we have it covered. Grab all of your favorite candies, bubbly drinks and yummy snacks to enjoy with your family and friends. Check out our frightfully good Halloween recipe collection. You’ll find candy apples, cookies, popcorn balls, homemade cider, festive punch, and more!

variety of cheese10/24/2022

This is the final week of Bianchini’s un-BRIE-lievable Specialty Cheese deal!

When you buy $50 or more of specialty cheese during October, you can receive a $10 instant reward in November with Bianchini’s Rewards! Our specialty cheese department carries an extensive selection of artisan quality cheeses, we have Cheddars, Blues, Gouda, Goat, Swiss, Parmesan Reggiano and so many more! If this deal isn’t as Gouda as gold, we don’t know what is! (Please remember to enter your phone number during checkout at the register in order to receive the $10 reward)

peanuts and beer10/24/2022

The World Series is nearly here!

The first game is set for this Friday, 10/28. With so many ball games leading up to this point, do you ever wonder which foods and drinks are enjoyed most by the fans? According to The Bleacher Report, here are the Top 5 All-Time Favorite Ballpark Snacks and Drink:

  • 5. Cracker Jack
  • 4. Brats & Sausages
  • 3. Peanuts in the Shell
  • 2. Hot Dogs
  • 1. BEER

Be sure to stop by your local Bianchini’s before the first pitch to pick up all of your favorite game day foods to enjoy while watching The World Series from the comfort of your home.

fall ingredients10/17/2022

Beat the rush and start stocking up early for the holidays.

Fill your cabinets, cupboards and pantry with the essentials for all of your favorite holiday recipes. Find everything you need for yummy appetizers, entrees and side dishes, specialty drinks, desserts and treats. We carry some of the finest seasonings and spices, such as sage, rosemary, thyme, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. You can find a variety of different flours, sugars, chocolates and dried fruits for home baking, and several cooking oils, broths, vinegars, pastas, grains, dried and canned beans, for tasty homecooked meals. Our staff will be on hand to help you find specific items and ingredients. We hope you make Bianchini’s your one-stop shopping destination throughout the holiday season.

rogue river blue cheese10/17/2022

This just in!

World Cheese Award Winner Rogue River Special Reserve Blue Cheese is in stock at Bianchini’s for a limited time only, and in limited quantities. Made annually around the Autumn Equinox near Oregon’s Rogue River, this renowned blue is first wrapped in pear liqueur-soaked Syrah leaves and aged up to 11 months in Rogue Creamery’s aging caves. The long aging process infuses the cheese with notes of fig, vanilla, blackberry and hazelnut along with the distinct “blue” tang. Rather than the typical crumbly texture blue cheeses are known for, Rogue River Blue is remarkably soft and is said to melt on the tongue. If you love blue cheese, you do not miss your chance to bring home this exceptional cheese.

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