Cheese fondue, an idea for an evening with friends, family or for a New Year's Eve appetizer
Fondue is a perfect dish for an evening out with friends or family. It is a dish that gathers and unites all the feasters at the table, at one pot. Cheese fondue is a great idea for a New Year's Eve appetizer, what's more, it saves many hours spent in the kitchen. It is enough to mix the cheese, heat it, season it, put it on the table with the side dishes and the dinner is ready.
Fondue is a perfect dish for an evening with friends or family. It is a dish that gathers and unites all the feasters at the table, at one pot. Cheese fondue is a great idea for a New Year's Eve appetizer, Moreover, it saves many hours spent in the kitchen. Just mix it up cheese, heat, season, put on the table along with the side dishes and dinner is ready.
Cheese fondue can be prepared in many ways, each region in Switzerland has its own recipe. Depending on the combination of cheeses used, each fondue has a different flavor. For me, the most delicious fondue is a combination of three cheeses: Gruyere, Ementaler and Appenzeller.
250 g Gruyere cheese
200 g Emmentaler cheese
150 g Appenzeller cheese
200 ml of dry white wine
a pinch of nutmeg
20 ml Kirschu (Kirschwasser, strong white cherry alcohol, can be replaced or omitted)
1 clove of garlic
baguette, ciabatta or bread
dry white wine
Cheese is cut into cubes or grated on a coarse-mesh grater. Heat the wine in a saucepan and gradually dissolve the cheese in it. Season with nutmeg and white pepper. When the mass is smooth and uniform, pour Kirch, mix and turn off the burner.
Peel the garlic, cut it in half and rub it thoroughly fondue dish. Pour hot cheese and put it on the table. If you have a fondue set with a heater, it is worth using it, because the cheese freezes quickly.
What does the fondue serve with? With bread, baguette, ciabatta, boiled potatoes or other vegetables, as well as fruit (grapes, apples, pears). I recommend a recipe for homemade rustic ciabatta .
A very important addition is, of course, white wine, which we add to the dish, as well as to the ready dish. This time my choice is Chilean dry white wine Gewürztraminer Cono Sur . A wine with a green and yellow color, rich and full of flavor and an intense aroma of rose petals and lychee fruit. It perfectly complements the taste of creamy cheeses and delicate dishes.
Enjoy your meal!
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