Classic Cheese Fondue
Recipe type: Party, Holiday
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Serves: 8-10
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 8 ounces Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 8 ounces Fontina cheese, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/2 cup creme fraiche (optional, but adds a smooth finish and a nice flavor)
  • Assorted bite-sized dippers (raw vegetables, artichoke hearts, olives, mushrooms, boiled potatoes)
  1. In a saucepan, cook the white wine over medium heat, stirring in the cheeses a little at a time, until all of the cheese is melted into the wine. It will clump at first, but will melt fully as you keep stirring. Stir in the dry mustard, white pepper, and creme fraiche, and keep the fondue warm until ready to serve. You can use a small crockpot to keep it at temperature, or to serve buffet-style.
  2. Transfer some of the fondue to a fondue pot and let people dip items of their choice. Refill as needed.
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