Friday posts are going to be all about food – recipes, interesting foods, and cool restaurants we’ve visited. Today I’m talking about one of Taylor’s and my favorite foods: Swiss Cheese Fondue (I would call it a dish but that just doesn’t seem right – a dish is more of a complete meal and I’m not so sure melted cheese qualifies). Yes, it is as rich as you think and that’s why we only eat it once every six months. We first became obsessed with the fondue in…Switzerland. We visited my friend from grad school in Basel and she insisted this would be the most authentic meal. They brought out the pot of fondue and a basket of bread and both Taylor and I thought that it wasn’t going to be enough food. It was and it was so good. If we could have found a way to heat it back up in the Hotel Ibis later, we would have taken the leftovers with us.
Somehow we managed to continue eating the rest of the trip despite having about a quart of cheese a piece. So for our birthday last year we decided to try and recreate it. It didn’t take long to find a recipe that actually tasted pretty much exactly like it.
1/2 pound Jarlsberg cheese, shredded
1/2 pound Gruyere cheese, shredded
1 garlic clove, cut in half
2 Tbsp. flour
1 cup dry white wine
1 Tbsp lemon juice
Dipping Foods: Bread, Apples, Veggies
1. Toss the cheese with the flour
2. Rub the inside of a pot with the garlic, then discard. Add the wine and lemon juice and bring to a low simmer on medium heat. Slowly add the cheese, stirring in a figure 8.
3. Once it’s melted, enjoy! Taylor and I are too cheap to invest in a fondue pot and sit in front of the stove and eat it.
I know more than anything, you are jealous of the mirrored backsplash. At least three of the apartments we looked at had mirrors – in the kitchen, in the dining room…classy stuff, Texas.