Three-Cheese Fondue

Total Time:
45 min
Prep:
35 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound Gruyere, coarsely grated (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 pound Emmenthal, coarsely grated (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 pound Doux de Montagne, harvati, or Vacherin Fribourgeois, coarsely grated (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons apple brandy
  • Accompaniments: Cubed country bread, assorted cooked vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and pearl onions
Directions

In a large bowl, toss together the cheese and the cornstarch. Rub the inside of a heavy saucepan with the garlic, leaving it in the pan, add the wine, water, and the lemon juice, and boil the mixture for 1 minute. Stir in the cheese mixture gradually and bring the mixture to a simmer over moderate heat, stirring. Stir in the apple brandy and simmer the mixture, stirring, for 2 minutes. Using a spatula, transfer the fondue to a fondue pot. Set the fondue pot on its stand over a low flame. Set bread cubes and the vegetables for dipping into the fondue on a platter.

Wine Suggestions: White Wines: Fendant; Sancerre; Pouilly Fume Red Wines: Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais, chilled


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