Classic Swiss Fondue

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Classic Swiss FondueRecipe
Jean Allsopp
When melting the cheese, stir in a crisscross motion to keep it from forming a ball.
Makes 2 cups


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3/4 cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Emmentaler cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) Gruyère cheese
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg (optional)
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon cherry brandy (Kirsch)
Cubed French bread or steamed vegetables


Bring wine and lemon juice to a low boil in a heavy saucepan; add cheeses, pepper, and nutmeg, if desired. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, stirring constantly, 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese melts.

Whisk together cornstarch and cherry brandy. Stir mixture into cheese; cook, stirring constantly, 3 minutes or until thickened. Transfer to a fondue pot, and keep warm. Serve with cubed bread or steamed vegetables.

Created date

June 2006