Family favorite fondue

Most classic fondue recipes include a combination of Swiss or Emmenthaler and Gruyere cheese, white wine and cherry brandy. If you want to go the traditional fondue route, give this recipe a try.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound good quality Swiss or Emmenthaler cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 pound Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 clove of garlic (peeled and crushed)
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cherry brandy (called kirsch)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard (optional)
  • Pinch of nutmeg (optional)

Directions

  1. Combine the cheeses and cornstarch in a plastic bag and shake to coat all of the pieces.
  2. Add the wine, lemon juice and crushed garlic clove to a sauce pot over medium heat and bring to a gentle simmer.
  3. Remove the garlic clove from the liquid. Gradually stir the cheeses into the pot.
  4. Once the cheese mixture is smooth, stir in cherry brandy, mustard and nutmeg.
  5. Transfer the sauce to a fondue pot and serve.
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