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New Years Appetizer: Cheese Fondue

December 27, 2010

With New Year’s Eve coming up, I thought I would share my favorite recipe for Fondue. A few years ago, while working with Wisconsin Cheese, I got to tour a few cheese-makers in Wisconsin. One of my favorite stops was touring Rose Kase where they served this amazing Cheese Fondue. What I love about this recipe is that the taste is beyond incredible, and there is no flour or cornstarch used. Enjoy this recipe on New Year’s Eve as an appetizer, and I assure you it will be a hit.

Cheese Fondue

Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients
3/4 pound Gruyere cheese, shredded
1/4 pound Fontina cheese, shredded
8 ounces Pinot Grigio or other light to medium body white wine
1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 loaf crusty artisan bread or croissants, cut into chunks
1 Fresh apples, grapes, pears, sliced
Preparation
1. Combine cheese and wine in a ceramic fondue pot or heavy saucepan, stirring well. Let stand to soak 15 to 30 minutes.

2. Heat the mixture over low heat 7 to 10 minutes, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Do not allow mixture to boil. When the cheese is completely melted, stir in the lemon juice and remove from heat. Transfer to a table-top burner.

3. Serve with bread and fruit.



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8 Responses to “New Years Appetizer: Cheese Fondue”
December, 29 2010at 04:51 am
Fontina must make this fondue nice and creamy, what a nice change from traditional fondue recipes. I also noticed that you soak the cheese and wine together,which I've never seen before, what does that do?
December, 28 2010at 09:38 pm
This would be so fun to serve on NYE. Love the idea of serving fondue with croissants. Happy New Year!
Rachel says:
December, 27 2010at 07:12 pm
I've never had the chance to try fondue but this sounds really good!
Ashley says:
December, 28 2010at 11:38 am
This looks amazing. I am SO making this!
Wanda says:
December, 28 2010at 11:40 am
Alison, I have been looking for someting like this! So excited to try this and I can always cant on you for fantastic recipes
Tina says:
December, 28 2010at 11:41 am
Heavenly and mouthwatering! I can't wait to put this on my New Year's eve menu
Kristen says:
December, 28 2010at 05:12 pm
I will often put beer in my cheese fondue, but a nice wine would certainly fancy it up a bit. It sounds like a great idea for New Year's Eve.
December, 30 2010at 09:03 am
Now this looks like the perfect food for a New Years celebration!! Love fondue. Happy New Year friend :) XO

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