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How to Make Cheese Fondue

Fondue parties are back. Relive the '70s with this easy and fun to eat dish.


  • Step 1: Rub the pot Peel and cut the garlic clove and rub the inside of the pot or saucepan with it. Discard what's left.
  • TIP: For extra garlicky fondue, finely mince the remaining garlic and add it to the pot.
  • Step 2: Coat the cheese Sprinkle the grated cheeses with cornstarch and toss to coat.
  • TIP: You can use Monterey jack and muenster, too, if you like.
  • Step 3: Heat the wine Add the wine and bring it to a simmer. Then add the lemon juice.
  • Step 4: Add the cheese Stir in the cheese a handful at a time. Melt the cheese gradually for a smooth result.
  • Step 5: Season Add the nutmeg and salt and pepper to taste. Then add the dry mustard and cherry brandy.
  • Step 6: Keep it hot Place the finished fondue over a candle or canned heat to keep it hot.
  • Step 7: Dip and eat Serve with an assortment of dipping foods, such as bits of crusty bread, boiled new potatoes, lightly steamed vegetables, cubes of ham or sausage, or tart apple slices.
  • FACT: Cheese fondue is the national dish of Switzerland.

You Will Need

  • 1 clove garlic
  • A fondue pot or large heavy saucepan
  • u00bd lb. grated Swiss cheese
  • u00bd lb. grated Gruyu00e8re cheese
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 c. dry white wine
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp. cherry brandy
  • u00bd tsp. dry mustard
  • Fondue forks or skewers
  • Assorted foods for dipping

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