Authentic Switzerland Fondue

Total Time
20mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

Found this on one of the swiss culture sites. Apparently, Swiss Vacherin (Vacherin Fribourgeois) cheese makes this fondue. I found this cheese in whole foods ( gourmet cheese section). The recipe calls for french bread for dipping but i would imagine that vegetables would be good too. This can be made in the electric fondue pot also. Posted for zw7.

Directions

  1. Grate all the cheese in one big bowl, mix well.
  2. Rub the inside of fondue pot with garlic.
  3. Put fondue pots on stove.
  4. Add 1 cup of white wine to pot.
  5. Add 1 tsp of corn starch - mix well.
  6. Add cheese.
  7. Mix constantly and gently with wooden spoon until cheese is completely melted.
  8. If fondue is still too thick, add a little more white wine, mix well.
  9. WARNING- do not add too much liquid- Can't undo!
  10. Light the burner on the table. Make sure everyone is ready to go! Fondue does not wait.
  11. Once all the cheese is melted and fondue is smooth, add a pinch of baking soda, mix, and bring fondue pot right away to table burner.
  12. Add black pepper to both bots and have everyone ready to dig!