Saturday, February 15, 2014

Cheese Fondue

When I was in Geneva a few years ago, the cheese fondue was one of my favorite and most memorable meals. I tried to recreate that experience and those flavors for Valentine's Day. This would also be a perfect dinner for watching the winter olympics.


1.5 - 2 cups dry white wine
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. cornstarch
2/3 lb. gruyere, grated
1/2 lb. raclette, grated (can substitute emmental)
1-2 tsp. kirsch
Things for dipping such as: bread, radishes, broccoli, salami, mushrooms, potatoes, etc. Blanch veggies before dipping.


Add 1.5 cup wine, garlic, and cornstarch to a medium pot. Heat over medium-high and whisk together. When ingredients are combined, add the cheese. Whisk everything until the cheese has melted and the fondue is smooth, about 5-7 minutes. Add more wine to the fondue if it is too thick. Finish with kirsch and season to taste with salt and pepper, if desired. Serve in a fondue pot.