Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Classic Cheese Fondue (aka Stinky Cheese Fondue)

Our family has a traditional fondue dinner on Christmas Eve and this cheese is always a hit. The cheese is a bit potent, but it tastes divine.

8 oz. Emmentaler cheese
8 oz. Gruyere cheese
3 Tbs. flour
1 clove garlic
1 1/2 cups dry white wine (I use cooking wine)
1 Tbs. lemon juice
pepper and nutmeg to taste
2 loaves crusty Italian or French bread- cubed

Shred cheeses and combine in a large mixing bowl. Dredge with flour. Rub inside of cooking pot with cut garlic clove and then discard the garlic. Pour wine into the pot and cook over medium heat until hot, but not boiling. Add lemon juice. Add cheese by handfuls, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until cheese is melted and mixture has the consistency of a creamy sauce. Add pepper and nutmeg to taste. Increase heat and allow mixture to boil briefly. Remove from heat and serve immediately with cubes of bread for dipping.


Alli grins said...

Oooh la la! How we love the stinky cheese! Thanks for posting this Lisa! I will be thinking of you on Christmas Eve and missing eating this yummy fondue with you!

moesmiles said...

Love the Stinky Cheese!

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