Thursday, January 27, 2011

Cheese Fondue (non-alcoholic)

My friends made this last night for our sewing group night at my home. It was SO yummy. What a treat! I'm thinking I'll be making this for my family...maybe for Valentine's Day or for a Family Home Evening. Super good! Thanks Summer & Shauna!
1 lb. swiss cheese*
2 garlic cloves
3 Tbsp. flour
2 Tbsp. butter
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
a few dashes of nutmeg
salt & pepper to taste

*you can mix swiss & gruyere if you like a strong taste, or you can try it wish cheddar

1. Peel garlic and mince into a large sauce pan. Rub the sauce pan with the minced garlic for flavor.

2. Grate cheese and mix with 1 Tbsp. of flour.

3. Melt the butter in the sauce pan over med-low heat. Add the rest of the flour. Stir well until smooth roue is formed. Add 1/2 cup of milk and continue to stir until smooth. Add the remaining milk, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens to about the consistency of light cream.

4. Add a handful of the grated cheese. Continue to stir, letting the cheese melt. Add another handful of cheese and stir until it melts. Continue this until all the cheese is added and melted.

5. Once the cheese is smooth stir in the nutmeg, salt and pepper

6. Add the lemon juice, stirring more until the mixture is smooth.

7. Warm your fondue pot and add in the cheese. Serve immediately with your favorite dippers.

*We had this served with French baguettes cut up and Granny Smith apples sliced. It was delicious. When eating at fondue restaurants, they also serve their cheese course with cauliflower and carrots.


Lisa said...

I was thinking about fondue the other day and making plans for Valentines Day with my family. I figured I'd have to google it sometime soon and start gathering ingredients. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'm sad I missed tasting it last night.

fondue said...

My whole family loves eating fondue style! My kids of course are crazy about chocolate fondue, it's their favorite dish. As for me and my girl friends, we've always enjoyed cheese fondue. It's simply perfect with my wine collections, which by the way is starting to deplete way too fast, lol!

Annette Laing said...

My son (12) wanted cheese fondue without wine, and I was a bit suspicious of how it might taste. Boy, was I wrong! This recipe is delicious. I prefer it to the 'real' kind. Hey, with a glass of pinot grigio on the side, this is just perfect. :-) Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Does it matter what kind of milk to use? Is whole milk better to use than skim, or does it make any difference?

SaraColorado said...

I only ever have fat free milk in the house...but I imagine if you were to use 2%, it would probably be a bit more creamy. I don't think it would make a huge difference either way. Good luck! It's delicious.

Batrisyia Bandi said...

I did this recipe a few months ago and it was delicious! Since I am a muslim and a lot of cheese fondue recipes contain alcohol, I decided to use your recipe which doesn't.Besides, I am a cheese addict and your fondue is the best one I've ever tasted.

Batrisyia Bandi said...

A few months ago I tried out your recipe for cheese fondue and it was delicious!Since I am a muslim and a lot of cheese fondue recipes on the web contain alcohol, i decided to try your recipe. Besides, I am a cheese addict and your fondue is the best one i have ever eaten.

Anonymous said...

I just tried this tonight and it was fantastic. And the consistency stayed perfect all night.

Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

Anonymous said...

I am going to try this tonight, the only thing I noticed that wasnt posted is how many servings this makes. I only want to serve two so I am going to have to wing it tonight and hope that I cut the ingredients down enough.
Thanks for posting this.

Unknown said...

I have a couple of questions. I am thinking of making this for a bridal shower of around 10-15 so how many does your serve? Do you think if I put it in a crock pot after it would be fine?
Thanks for an easy recipe! This has been the best one I have found!

Anonymous said...

I just have a few questions. I am planning on using this recipe for a bridal shower for about 10-15 people. How many would you say yours serves? Do you think if I put it in a slow cooker after it would be fine?
Let me know
Thank you for post this recipe! Can't wait to try it!

SaraColorado said...

If you're making it for 10-15 people I would maybe make 1 1/2 recipes. It will be perfect if the crockpot after. Sometimes I just make it all in my mini crockpot to begin with. Enjoy!