WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY
Didier Pittet – Geneva’s own infectious disease expert told AFP that there is certainly no risk linked to fondue.
Switzerland Cheese Marketing, perhaps unsurprisingly, is also adamant that the risk in dipping your fork in the same pot as your friend or relative is negligible.
Meanwhile, a Zurich-based infectious disease expert – Professor Christian Ruef – says the cheese in a fondue pot reaches a sufficient temperature to kill any virus. He does, however, recommend that we stick to small groups and maybe even a fondue for two.
He sees the problem more in the being together – sitting, laughing, singing together than in the actual dipping of your fork in the same pot.