Thursday, May 23, 2013
Classic Cheese Fondue
Fondue fans, say cheese! When you are searching for a fun food that will make you melt, sink your teeth into this dairy dream. If you're looking for a party pleaser or a scrupmtious snack, this classic cheese fondue does the job.
At a glance
4 - 6 servings
2 cups shredded natural Swiss cheese (8 oz.) 2 cups shredded Gruyere cheese (8 oz.) 1 tbsp. cornstarch 1 clove garlic, cut into halves 1 cup dry white wine 1 tbsp. lemon juice 3 tbsp. kirsch or dry sherry 1/2 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. white pepper French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
Toss cheeses with cornstarch until coated. Rub garlic on bottom and side of heavy saucepan or skillet; add wine. Heat over low heat just until bubbles rise to surface (wine should not boil). Stir in lemon juice. Gradually add cheeses, about 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly with wooden spoon over low heat until cheeses are melted. Stir in kirsch, salt and white pepper. Remove to earthenware fondue dish; keep warm over low heat. Spear bread cubes with fondue forks; dip and swirl in fondue with stirring motion. If fondue becomes too thick, stir in 1/4 to 1/2 cup heated wine.