No. 1 : Quick Recipe

New Years Eve Fondue

  •  8 OZ Gruyere Cheese
  • 8 OZ Emmentaler Cheese 
  • 1 TB Cornstarch
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1 TB Lemon Juice
  • 1 Cup Dry White Wine
  • 1 TB Imported Kirshwasser, (its worth it to go to a good liquor store and buy a bottle from Germany or France)

 Step One

Shred your cheeses coarsely, and place them in a ziplock bag. Add the cornstarch and shake the bag to coat the cheese. Set it aside while you prepare you pot for the fondue. Smash the garlic clove; remove the papery skin and rub the inside of the fondue pot with the *garlic – then discard the clove. 

Step Two

To your prepared pot, add the wine, (see wine suggestion below), and lemon juice. On the stovetop over medium-high heat, bring the wine mixture to a simmer, and slowly begin adding the cheese. Stir the mixture with a wooden spoon and as the cheese melts, continue adding more. (Don’t worry if it looks like it is separating. I promise it will come together in the end.) When all the cheese has melted, add the Kirshwasser. Serve the Fondue with Toasted or Day Old Baguette Cubes, Boiled Baby Potatoes and Non-traditional but Yummy, Microwave Steamed Crisp-Tender Broccoli. Pour a glass of Gruner Veltliner, hand out the Fondue Forks and start dipping! 

No. 2 : Kitchen SCOOP

The Swiss, originators of this luscious treat, serve their cheese fondue in a glazed ceramic pot called a Caquelon. Regardless of what kind of pot you own, break it out, dust it off, and join me for a delicious fun meal.

No. 3 : Clever Idea

*Do you know how to get rid of that garlic smell on your hands? Rub them on Stainless Steel. Turn over a pan, or run your hands over the sides of your stainless sink. Voila! No more stinky smell!

No. 4 : CHEERS

Winzer Gruner Veltliner
Austria (Kamptal Region)
Total Wine about $17

Have you tried Gruner Veltliner? If you are a fan of Sauvignon Blanc, you will love it. One of the first things you should know is that Veltliner is pronounced “leaner” not liner. It’s a zingy, refreshing white from Austria that is perfect with cheese fondue! It’s crunchy green apple and grapefruit flavors cut through the richness of the cheese perfectly.

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