8 months ago

Appetizer idea: Cheese fondue

What better way to ring in the new year than
with friends and fondue? This easy cheese fondue recipe comes together in
minutes and is delicious served with bread cubes, fresh veggies, apple slices and Chenin Blanc.


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1¼ cups thinly
    sliced shallots (about 6 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1½ cups (or more)
    dry white wine
  • 7 ounces grated
    Gruyère cheese
    (about 1¾ cups packed)
  • 7 ounces grated
    Emmentaler cheese (about 1¾ cups packed)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose
  • Pinch of ground
  • For dipping:
  • 1 baguette,
    cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Fresh veggies
  • Apple slices


  1. Melt butter
    in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add thinly
    sliced shallots and sauté 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low; sprinkle shallots with
    sugar, salt and pepper. Sauté until shallots are caramelized, about 15 minutes.
    Transfer shallots to small bowl.
  3. Add 1½ cups
    wine to saucepan; boil 1 minute, then reduce heat to medium-low.
  4. Toss cheese with
    flour in medium bowl to coat.
  5. Add half of
    caramelized shallots to wine; add cheese mixture by handfuls, stirring until
    cheese melts and is smooth before adding more. Thin with more wine if mixture
    is too thick. Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper.
  6. Transfer
    cheese mixture to fondue pot. Top fondue with remaining caramelized shallots.

Recipe adapted from Epicurious