Swiss Cheese Fondue

Swiss Cheese Fondue

Sure, you can have fondue for special occasions like birthdays or New Year's, but why wait? With this simple, fast recipe for Swiss cheese fondue, you can indulge any time the mood strikes you.

Notes

An additional 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese may be substituted for Gruyere cheese.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces shredded natural Swiss cheese
  • 8 ounces shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 clove garlic, halved
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons Kirsch or dry sherry
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • french bread, cut into 1-inch cubes

Instructions

  1. Toss cheeses with cornstarch until coated.
     
  2. Rub garlic on bottom and side of heavy saucepan or skillet and add wine.
     
  3. Heat over low heat just until bubbles rise to surface (wine should not boil).
     
  4. Stir in lemon juice.
     
  5. Gradually add cheeses, about 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly with wooden spoon over low heat until cheeses are melted.
     
  6. Stir in kirsch, salt and white pepper.
     
  7. Remove to earthenware fondue dish and keep warm over low heat.
     
  8. Spear bread cubes with fondue forks and dip and swirl in fondue with stirring motion.
     
  9. If fondue becomes too thick, stir in 1/4 to 1/2 cup heated wine.

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