Fondue is one of my Mom favorite dishes, growing up we used to go to a very nice and cozy Swiss restaurant in Caracas called "Guillermo Tell". But to my knowledge it doesn't exist anymore. Fondue is a very romantic and satisfying meal to share with your loved ones. What can go wrong with a lot of melted cheese and some wine?. I like it with traditional crusty bread, like French Baguette or Italian style ciabatta, but you can enjoy it with vegetables like broccoli or carrots. You will need a fondue pot to keep it melted and warm. Nowadays you can buy fondue pots in many stores at a fairly good price.
- 1 garlic clove, peeled and cut in half
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 8 oz Gruyere cheese, shredded
- 12 oz Emmentaler cheese, shredded
- 3 oz Parmesan cheese, grated
- 4 tablespoons corn starch
- 1 tablespoon Kirsch liquor
- pinch of nutmeg and ground white pepper
In a mixing bowl mix together all the cheeses and corn starch. Rub the garlic clove into the inside of the cooking pan and discard leftover garlic. Add wine and lemon juice to the pan and heat until they're barely boiling. Add the cheese and corn starch mixture little by little to the hot wine until all is incorporated and melted, be very careful not to boil. At the last moment add the Kirsch and ground nutmeg and pepper. Transfer to a fondue pot and enjoy with pieces of bread or vegetables.