Cooking cheese fondue. If you’re looking for a perfect night in with friends or family, cheese fondue is the way to go. On this page you will find how to cook cheese fondue and the cooking times of course! Translation in French: fondue au fromage.
Cooking time fondue
How do I cook cheese fondue?
What to pair cheese fondue with?
Serve the cheese fondue with bread cubes, boiled potatoes, and sliced vegetables. Use fondue forks to dip the food into the cheese mixture. A side green salad will also go well with the cheese fondue.
Preparing a cheese fondue starts by choosing the right cheese.
Emmental and Gruyere are the classic cheese choices for fondue, but you can experiment with other types of cheese as well. You can try adding cheddar, fontina, or even blue cheese to the mix. However, make sure that the cheese melts easily. Next step is grating the cheese!
Cooking fondue. The key to success for a cheese fondue is rubbing the fondue pot with a garlic clove and preparing the melted cheese mix in a separate saucepan.
1. In a saucepan, heat a little white wine over medium heat (less than 1 minute). Do not let it boil.
2. In a bowl, mix the grated Emmental and Gruyere cheese with cornstarch. Make sure the cheese is evenly coated with the cornstarch.
3. Gradually add the cheese mixture to the white wine, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.
4. Keep stirring until the cheese has melted (it should take a couple of minutes) and the mixture is smooth.
5. Transfer to your fondue pot.
Tip: Once the cheese has melted, it’s important to keep the fondue warm, but not boiling. If the fondue gets too hot, it can become stringy and rubbery. If the cheese starts to separate or harden, add a little more wine and stir well. Keep the fondue on low heat, and stir it occasionally to make sure it stays smooth.