Cheese Fondue

Growing up, my family would always go to this fondue restaurant for special occasions. Since then, it’s closed, and I have spent the last few years trying to recreate their classic cheese fondue appetizer. After many attempts with trial and error, I’ve finally perfected the recipe. For my fellow lactose-intolerant folks, you may need to take a Lactaid or two to enjoy, but it’s so worth it! — Erica

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Cheese Fondue

  • Author: Erica
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x

Description

Growing up, my family would always go to this fondue restaurant for special occasions. Since then, it’s closed, and I have spent the last few years trying to recreate their classic cheese fondue appetizer. After many attempts with trial and error, I’ve finally perfected the recipe. For my fellow lactose-intolerant folks, you may need to take a Lactaid or two to enjoy, but it’s so worth it!


Ingredients

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  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 8 oz shredded Gruyère cheese
  • 8 oz shredded Swiss cheese
  • 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 cup dry Chardonnay
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • (optional) Fondue pot or portable stove
  • For dipping:
    • Baguette
    • Granny smith apple
    • Cauliflower
    • Carrot
    • Broccoli

Instructions

  1. Prep cheese by shredding both the Gruyère and Swiss
  2. Mix shredded cheeses in a bowl and toss evenly with flour (the key to a perfect fondue)
  3. Start warming a medium-sized non-stick saucepan at medium heat
  4. Sauté minced garlic in the olive oil until slightly brown
  5. Add Chardonnay and let boil
  6. Slowly incorporate the shredded cheese mixture a little at a time into the saucepan and continue stirring
  7. Once the cheese has melted and looks smooth, mix in the nutmeg, paprika, salt, and pepper
  8. Keep over heat and serve (best to serve over a fondue burner or portable stove)
  9. Dip anything you like into the cheese and enjoy. I prefer dipping baguettes, granny smith apples, cauliflower, carrots, and broccoli!