Swiss Cheeese Fondue

There are two ways depending on your time and how your feeling.

The quick and easy way ~Go to Trader Joes and purchase their Swiss Cheese fondue. Add about 1/2 cup good quality Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc.

You want to get a good quality wine as it directly affects the flavor and outcome of your fondue.

* Serve with sliced apple, pear, orange, celery, carrots, broccoli, french bread, ham and turkey. Whatever you like. Serve with the rest of the wine.

The real way ~

2 cloves garlic peeled and chopped. Crush with the side of the blade first this releases the flavor.

8 oz shredded Swiss

8 oz shredded Gruyere

2 Tablespoons cornstarch

1 cup good quality Sauvignon Blanc

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

1/4 cup Brandy

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

small pinch nutmeg

Place shredded cheese in a ziplock with the cornstarch and shake until all the cheese is coated.

Put the garlic in a pot and saute.

Add wine and lemon juice and bring to a simmer.

Slowly add the cheese in small amounts stirring constantly.

Once the cheese is completely melted and smooth of any lumps, add the brandy, nutmeg and mustard. Stir.

Transfer to fondue pot to serve.

  • serve with dippers listed above or your favorites.