A great choice for winter days is fondue. This dish can be made in countless ways and with different ingredients, with cheese fondue being one of the most traditional. By preparing this tasty recipe at home you can enjoy a night out for two or get your friends together on a special date!
In addition to all the charm of having the fondue table, the advantage of making this meal at home is that you can use various types of cheese and, the best, have the dish with the taste you prefer. For no doubt when it comes to putting your hands in the dough, check the step by step of the dish. So when that low-temperature day comes, you already know how to surprise at a meeting in your home.
Cheese Fondue Recipe
- 200 g gruyère cheese
- 300 g Emmental cheese
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 pinch of nutmeg
- 150 ml dry white wine
Step by step
- Using a knife, peel off the surface of the cheese. Then pass the gruyère and emmental pieces of cheese on a grater. Mix both types of cheese in one container.
- To prevent cheese from sticking, rub a clove of garlic on the bottom and edges of a nonstick pan. Turn the pan on low or medium heat. The fondue needs to be prepared slowly, otherwise you risk burning.
- Put the white wine in the pan. Wait for the wine to warm up a bit. Pour all the cheese into the pan.
- Use a wooden spoon, stir the cheese in the pan always in the same direction. When the cheese has completely melted, put in the pinch of nutmeg. Keep stirring until the texture of the cheese becomes more homogeneous.
- Once the cheese has reached its optimal consistency, transfer the recipe to a specific fondue appliance.
A suggestion is to taste the cheese fondue with different types of breads.
Other Cheese Fondue Recipes
Since there are different ways to make this meal, you can find the one you find most practical during the preparation or, of course, the one you think is the most delicious! To help you choose, get inspired by the following cheese fondue recipes:
1. Traditional cheese fondue
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The tip of this recipe is to add, while the cheese melts in the pan, a little spoon of cornstarch to thicken. To add an extra flavor, the cheese fondue was seasoned with white pepper.
2. Cheese and meat fondue
As a side dish, in addition to Italian bread, meat was also used in this recipe. To do this, put in a pan, over low heat, a tablespoon of margarine. Then add 300 g of filet mignon or rump? the meat must be seasoned and diced.
3. Brie cheese fondue
This fondue brie cheese has as its differential its preparation, which was made in the wood oven. Oh, but don't worry, because the recipe also works in the traditional oven. For seasoning olive oil, thyme and rosemary were used in the cheese.
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4. Cheese Fondue on Italian Bread
The highlight of this recipe is the Italian bread: its top is cut, the crumb is removed and inside, the fondue is deposited. Also, a special touch in the preparation was to use the curd in the mix with other types of cheese.
5. Mozzarella cheese fondue
Gruyère and Emmental are nobler cheeses and can therefore have a higher price. However, if you are thinking of saving when it comes to making a fondue, how about adding a more affordable cheese like mozzarella to the recipe? This fondue was made, which still had a little secret: as soon as the cheese was very creamy in the pan, it was increased with sour cream.
6. Cheese Cheese Fondue
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The dish will gain a distinctive flavor if you use beer instead of white wine. As soon as the drink begins to boil in the pan, the cheese is added. A perfect recipe for those who want to innovate in the kitchen, agree?
7. Vegan Cheese Fondue
Here is an option for all tastes! Proof of this is this vegan fondue. For the recipe to gain a good texture, were used cooked cassava, cashew nut paste, garlic, sour powder, sweet powder and nutritional yeast. Oh, and here's a tip: If you can't find the nutritional yeast known as the "vegan parmesan", you can make the fondue without this ingredient.
With all these options, it is easy to choose which cheese fondue recipe will be ideal. Invite your friends, family and make this dish a way to warm, with charm, the days of low temperatures.
Betty's Beer Cheese Fondue (January 2020)