Tips for the Perfect Fondue

Related To:
FN0512101_FONDUE.tif

FN0512101_FONDUE.tif

Food Network Magazine has the recipe and tips for the Perfect Fondue. Here's how to master the melting:

1. Use room-temperature cheese: Grate the cheese straight out of the fridge, then let it come to room temperature before melting.

2. Keep the heat low: Overcooked cheese is tough and rubbery. Melt it slowly, stir constantly and don't let it come to a boil.

3. Melt the cheese on the stove: Then transfer it to a fondue pot. The fondue pot won't get hot enough to melt the cheese.

4. Adjust the thickness: If you need to thin the fondue, add a wine, splash of brandy or bourbon. Don't add water.

These cheeses are ideal for fondue. Use one or a combo:
  • Brie (remove the rind)
  • Manchego
  • Cheddar
  • Fontina
  • Swiss or Emmentaler
  • Gouda (young or aged)

Think beyond bread: These foods were made for dunking.

FN0512101_BRUSSEL_SPROUT.tif

FN0512101_BRUSSEL_SPROUT.tif

Keep Reading

Next Up

But I Just Want Some Pizza!?!

Pizza is many folks' an on-the-go lunch or dinner choice and a staple at kids' birthday parties. I’m not one to resist a tempting slice (it’s my favorite food, second to chocolate), but I can enjoy one without overindulging -- here’s how.

50 Grilled Cheese

Make a sandwich from Food Network Magazine for any meal of the day—even dessert!

Cheese Buying Tips

With hundreds of cheeses now available at the grocery store and in cheese shops, buying cheese can be downright intimidating. But rather than approaching the cheese counter with dread, think of buying cheese as a fun adventure.

Meet the Macaroni and Cheese Made with 10 (Yes, Really) Cheeses

Believe it or not, Sunny's decadent recipe is both simple to make and easy on the wallet.

Favorite Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

Satisfy your cravings for this all-American favorite.

Nutrition News: Papa John’s Ingredients, Good Fat, Creative Hydration Tips

Papa John’s to eliminate artificial ingredients and additives, low-fat diets fall out of favor, and hydrating beyond the water bottle.

Meatloaf Recipes and Tips

Recipes for the ultimate comfort food, cooked up any way you like it

Seven Tips for a Successful Stress-Free Brunch

Find 1000s of Food Network's best recipes from top chefs, shows and experts. And watch videos demonstrating recipe prep and cooking techniques.

Five Tips for Mastering Mac and Cheese

These tips will help you whip up an ultra-decadent macaroni and cheese that will satisfy every comfort-food craving.