I don't know what it is about dipping bread in cheese, but there's just something special about fondue. I'm not sure if it's the decadence, the deliciousness, or the act of dipping anything I can get my hands using a long tiny fork, but I'm basically always on board for fondue. Instead of tapping out your wallet at Hell's Kitchen's Kaskaval or the Melting Pot in Hoboken, why not make it at home?
Wine-infused Three Cheese Fondue
*Adapted from All Recipes
1 C white wine
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp all purpose flour
7 oz Gruyere cheese, shredded
7 oz Cheddar, shredded
7 oz Jarlsberg cheese, shredded
Shred cheese. In a small saucepan, bring wine to a boil. Meanwhile, in another saucepan, melt the butter over medium low heat. Whisk in the flour, and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly to avoid sticking and burning. Once the flour is cooked, slowly stir the wine into the flour mixture. Use a whisk to smooth the mixture as it will remove any lumps. Slowly add Gruyere, Cheddar, and Jarlsberg cheese; stir until cheese is melted. Transfer cheese mixture to fondue pot. Keep warm over low flame. Dip fixin's like cubed bread, Granny smith apples, carrots and cauliflower.
Even the pot itself is an inexpensive investment. This truly adorable version is only $19.99 from Target.
So what do you think? Are you a fondue fiend?