Cheese Fondue

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 2 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

12 ounces gruyere cheese, shredded (about 4 cups)

4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 clove garlic, halved

1 cup dry white wine

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

2 teaspoons dijon mustard

1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (optional)

Assorted dippers, for serving

Directions

  1. Toss the cheeses with the flour in a bowl. Rub the inside of a saucepan with the cut sides of the garlic; discard the garlic.
  2. Whisk the wine, lemon juice and mustard in the saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer over medium heat. Add half of the cheese mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until melted. Add the remaining cheese mixture and stir until smooth; add the nutmeg.
  3. Continue to cook, stirring, 2 more minutes. Transfer to a fondue pot or slow cooker to keep warm. Serve with your choice of dippers.
  4. Try these unlikely dippers:
  5. Iceberg lettuce
  6. Dried figs
  7. Pasta
  8. Avocado
  9. Pearl onions (blanched)
  10. Mini hot dogs
  11. Candied walnuts
  12. Gherkins
  13. Pineapple
  14. Popcorn
  15. Bacon
  16. Shredded wheat
  17. Mini bagels
  18. Butternut squash (roasted)
  19. Celery
  20. Corn on the cob
  21. Croissants
  22. Grapes
  23. Beef jerky
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