Cheese Fondue Board

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There are a lot of different types of fondue–chocolate, broth, oil, and, of course, cheese, but I’m sure it’s not surprising that when I think of fondue, it’s the classic cheese version! Born in Switzerland and made with a base of delicious swiss cheeses and white wine, cognac, or brandy, fondue is the ultimate cheese board companion. Instead of sandwiching your meat and crackers with your favorite cold cheeses, you dip bread, meats, veggies, and other accouterments in warm, silky melted cheese. Yum!!

For other warm goodies, try my Baked Brie Board, Brie Brûlée, and Baked Brie Bites and Roasted Strawberry Salad. To learn more about French cheese, check out my French Cheese Board.

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How to Make Fondue

Ingredients 

  • 1 clove garlic, halved
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 8 ounces Swiss cheese (like Emmental), shredded
  • 4 ounces Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg 
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 loaf french bread, torn into bite size pieces
  • 1 green apple, sliced

Directions

  • Rub the bottom and sides of a medium pot with the cut sides of the garlic. Add wine to the pot and bring to a low simmer over medium-low heat. 
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, toss the shredded emmental and gruyere with cornstarch. 
  • Once simmering, reduce heat to low and slowly add cheese a handful at a time, stirring mixture in a figure 8 pattern until melted and smooth before adding more. 
  • Stir in nutmeg and pepper until thoroughly combined. 
  • Transfer to a dish (ideally a small fondue pot to keep warm). Serve with bread and apple slices on the side for dipping.

This recipe is inspired by SpendWithPennies.com.

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What To Dip in Cheese Fondue

With this board, I wanted to focus more on the fondue, so I featured less toppings. But the best part of fondue is dipping your favorite foods in delicious cheese for the ultimate flavor pairing. Here are some options that go beyond bread and apples that you can add to an epic fondue board:

  • Sliced pears
  • Dried figs
  • Cured meats
  • Broccolini
  • Broccoli and cauliflower (I like to blanch them first, see this post to learn how!)
  • Roasted asparagus
  • Roasted potatoes
  • Filet Mignon
  • Poached chicken 
  • Mushrooms
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Roasted Brussels sprouts
  • Roasted zucchini
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Show Me Your Fondue

I hope this post inspires you to create a fondue board. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the beautiful spreads you create from my tips. If you make something inspired by this post, please tag me at @ainttooproudtomeg so I can see and share! 

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cheese fondue recipe

Cheese Fondue Recipe

Description

Wondering how to make cheese fondue? Luckily, it’s easy and you don’t need a fondue pot!

Ingredients
  

  • 1 clove garlic halved
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 8 oz Swiss cheese shredded
  • 4 oz Gruyere cheese shredded
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 loaf French bread torn into bite size pieces
  • 1 green apple sliced

Instructions

  • Rub the bottom and sides of a medium pot with the cut sides of the garlic. Add wine to the pot and bring to a low simmer over medium-low heat.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, toss the shredded cheese with cornstarch.
  • Once simmering, reduce heat to low and slowly add cheese a handful at a time, stirring mixture in a figure 8 pattern until melted and smooth before adding more.
  • Stir in nutmeg and pepper until thoroughly combined.
  • Transfer to a dish (ideally a small fondue pot to keep warm). Serve with bread and apple slices on the side for dipping.
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