We love winter fondue — warm, gooey cheese to dip bread like sourdough, rye, ciabatta, and mini meatballs or steak, vegetables, potatoes, chocolate, fruit, or brownies! There are plenty of recipes out there. Here is one from Epicurious you might like:
- 1 garlic clove, halved crosswise
- 1 1/2 cups dry white wine
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons kirsch (optional)
- 1/2 pound Emmental cheese, coarsely grated (2 cups)
- 1/2 pound Gruyère, coarsely grated (2 cups)
Rub inside of a 4-quart heavy pot with cut sides of garlic, then discard garlic. Add wine to pot and bring just to a simmer over moderate heat.
Stir together cornstarch and kirsch (if using; otherwise, use water or wine) in a cup.
Gradually add cheese to pot and cook, stirring constantly in a zigzag pattern (not a circular motion) to prevent cheese from balling up, until cheese is just melted and creamy (do not let boil). Stir cornstarch mixture again and stir into fondue. Bring fondue to a simmer and cook, stirring, until thickened, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer to fondue pot set over a flame.
If you don’t have the time or inclination to make fondue from scratch we have prepackaged fondue mixes on hand as well!