THE UNKNOWN
THE UNKNOWN

THE UNKNOWN

Deep in the Alpen foothills, The Fondü Fun Dude is forged from molten gruyere deep in the raging blaze of a tea light.

ALL TIME UP UNTIL 1699
ALL TIME UP UNTIL 1699
ALL TIME

ALL TIME UP UNTIL 1699

Not much happens. Cheese stays hard. At this point, The Fondü Fun Dude was just The Dude.

1699
1699
1699

1699

The first ever recipe for Fondü was created, marking the greatest achievement of modern science to date. The recipe was titled ”Käss mit Wein zu kochen”, which roughly translates as “Best thing since sliced bread”, which weirdly, hadn’t even been invented yet.

1701-1869
1701-1869
1701-1869

1701-1869

Literally nothing happened. For ages. Assuming people were too wrapped up in melting all worldwide stockpiles of cheese and redistributing all able workforces into the production of bread.

1870
1870
1870

1870

Tired of trying to organise Fondü parties via paper planes, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. Unfortunately, for quite some time, only three other people owned a phone, and they already knew that Bell’s parties were at 4pm on a Wednesday.

1906
1906
1906

1906

The first ever Javelin throwing competition was introduced to the Athens Olympic Games. To inspire the Swiss to victory, the Fondü Fun Dude led the charge and competed with one of his Fondü forks. Unfortunately, even though he achieved his personal best, at 12cm, this didn’t really make the grade.

1930
1930
1930

1930

To encourage global unity, togetherness and fraternity, Swiss Cheese Union sets example by making Fondü it’s national dish. Crowd goes wild. Swiss birth rate up four thousand percent.

1945
1945
1945

1945

First ever diner drops bread off fork into Fondü pot. Fondü Fun Dude forms the United Nations in an attempt to think up a forfeit fit for purpose.

1958
1958
1958

1958

Spandex invented. Fondu Fun Dude finally stops walking around naked.

1964
1964
1964

1964

The Swiss take Fondü to the New York World’s fair, bringing melty cheesy dreaminess to the attention of food lovers across the US. A public vote to rebrand New York as ‘The Big Cheese’ was veto’d by then Mayor Robert F. Wagner due to a dairy allergy inspired personal vendetta

1967
1967
1967

1967

Probably thanks to the arrival of Fondü in the US, a whole new age of peace, harmony and flower power was sparked by The Summer of Love. The Fun Dude’s American relative, the Fondü Love Dude, claimed this all centered around a paddling pool filled with Fondü cheese but it turned out he was just caught up in the moment.

1969
1969
1969

1969

The Apollo 11 mission is established in an effort to retrieve all natural cheese resources from the surface of the moon. The mission was deemed a failure due to an administrative error, in which 9 year old employee Tyler was tasked with leading the research into the moon’s geographical makeup

1976
1976
1976

1976

In the grandest gesture towards fondu paraphernalia to date, Canada builds the CN Tower - the world’s tallest freestanding structure resembling a giant fondu skewer.

1981
1981
1981

1981

The personal computer was invented, but with no internet, everyone just played Solitaire until 1988.

1998
1998
1998

1998

The internet was finally popularised. Unfortunately the popularity of Fondü themed dating site, ‘The Melting Pot’, and the huge amount of bandwidth needed to support search terms like “dippers uncensored” threatened to break the whole internet soon after, a phenomenon later christened ‘The Millennium Bug’.

1999
1999
1999

1999

Everyone finally was able to party like it’s 1999. Turned out to be a massive let down.

2014
2014
2014

2014

Fondü Fun Dude lands job at Emmi Fondü, achieving a life goal and changing the face of nation-specific corporate dairy mascots forever.

TODAY

TODAY

You forgot to call your parents again. Go on, invite them round for a Fondü, they deserve it

TODAY
TODAY