KOHEI Nikahara learnt how to make cheese fondue in Germany and Switzerland, where he used to live as a student. His family has been running lodge & restaurant Grandpapa for 25 years, but only five years ago did they start serving cheese fondue after Kohei had returned from Europe with his recipes. He only uses Swiss cheese for Grandpapa’s fondue and also serves a variety of European meat dishes.
The 29-year old was born in Sapporo and loves Niseko for its powder snow. He took part in the German ski championships as a teenager and has appeared in several Japanese ski magazines. When Kohei is not too busy managing Grandpapa, he likes to take his guests to Annupuri’s peak and shows them the best spots to drop in. Grandpapa is open for dinner everyday. Tel: 0136 23 2244.