How To Make A Tasty Cheese Fondue
Contributed by: Christopher Fisher of FondueBits.com
Fondue is one of the most delicious and fun ways to eat. A fondue (especially cheese fondue) can be a big hit at a party, a nice choice for a romantic dinner, or a perfect, fun meal with all the kids. It's different, exciting, and most of all delicious!
So are you ready to learn how to make a tasty cheese fondue? If
so, this article will show you everything you need to know to
This article assumes that you already own a fondue pot and
forks. If you don't, you might be able to use a Crockpot and
bamboo skewers as forks. A fondue set is definitely recommended,
and will make your fondue experience much more pleasant.
We will be making a Swiss fondue, which is the most popular
cheese fondue. And it's a favorite for good reason, the two
Swiss cheeses used in this recipe combine to create the perfect
flavor and texture for fondue.
Cheese Fondue Recipe
- 1/2 pound of finely grated Gruyere cheese
- 1/2 pound of finely grated Emmentaler cheese
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 cup dry white wine (preferably high quality)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 3 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon kirsch cherry brandy
- pepper and nutmeg
1. Cut the garlic clove in half and use it to rub the inside of
a medium saucepan. Add the wine and lemon juice then bring to a
simmer over medium heat.
2. Mix the finely grated Gruyere and Emmentaler cheese with the
cornstarch in a large bowl. Toss it all together. Stir the
cheese mixture into the wine one small handful at a time until
creamy. Don't stir in a circle, use a zig-zag motion instead. If
the fondue is too thick, add more wine. If it's too thin, add
more cornstarch. Keep the heat just high enough to melt the
cheese or it might start to get a bit stringy. When it reaches
the desired texture (creamy) add the kirsch and a bit of pepper
3. Transfer the mixture to the fondue pot and serve as soon as
possible with the dipping ingredients.
- Cubes of French baguette
- Chunks of cooked chicken
- Chunks of green apple
Be sure to prepare the dipping ingredients before you start
making the fondue. Good timing will make everything turn out
These dippers are just suggestions. You can probably think of
all sorts of other things to dip into the fondue. If you think
it will taste good dipped in melted cheese, you're probably
Eating fondue is simple and fun. Just skewer one of the dipping
ingredients then dunk it into the melted cheese Allow the excess
cheese to drip off. After it cools a bit, it's ready to eat. You
can provide small plates if you want too, but they are not a
Traditional drinks that accompany fondue are hot tea and wine,
but feel free to drink whatever you like. Fondue is supposed to
be fun after all.
About The Author:
Christopher is a contributing writer and
reviewer for http://www.fonduebits.com, the Internet's best
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