Friday, September 11, 2009

Cheese Fondue

One of our favorite restaurants locally is The Rheinlander, they have the most amazing cheese fondue appetizer as well as traditional German food.

We had German food last week for lunch, and I decided to try to make the Rheinlander version of Fondue for dinner tonight.

I found the recipe online and it was delicious, a light easy summer dinner. Pair it with a sausages, fresh veggies, bread cubes and you are set.

1 pound grated processed Swiss American
2 cups very dry white wine, Chardonnay or Chablis
2 cloves mashed garlic
¼ teaspoon white pepper1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (I doubled this)
Pinch of nutmeg
Fresh Veggies
Sliced Sausage (I used Kielbasa)
Bread cubes (toasted is best)

If you cannot find cheese in a one pound block, buy it in sandwich slices then dice into small cubes.

In a stainless steel saucepan or fondue pot, simmer white wine, garlic, nutmeg, white pepper and cayenne pepper for approximately 10 to 15 minutes to reduce wine and let alcohol cook out.

Place grated cheese or cheese cubes in wine mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon until cheese completely melts. Do not boil, just let it melt. If it is too thick, add more wine; if too thin, add more cheese.

The consistency of the fondue should coat the bread evenly when it is dipped into the mixture.

Serve with assorted fresh veggies, bread cubes and sliced sausages


Debbie said...

Nice idea. I have not had a fondue in years! They are lots of fun!

Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

I could make a meal out of this!

Dewi said...

Miammmm, can't wait for winter to enjoy this! Looks pretty tempting Cheryl.

Cheryl said...

I so miss the Rheinlander...especially the fondue. :-)

Pam said...

I haven't been to the Rheinlander for so long - they have the BEST fondue. Yours looks tasty!

Bethie said...

Oh, wouldn't I just be in heaven. We have the Melting Pot chains here and I heard they were $$$ and not very good.

Spryte said...

YUM!! That looks so good!! I haven't had a fondue party for a while... and my friends keep letting me know I'm overdue! I might need to throw your recipe into the mix!

Donna-FFW said...

Oh this looks so perfect. I can only imagine how wonderful it must taste, and what a fun fun idea. You are so the best!

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Anonymous said...

This is CRAZY. I'm so crazy about cheese but have NEVER had cheese fondue before!

Kristen said...

now we're talkin'! absolutely delicious!

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

I could go for some cheese and bread this morning.

grace said...

the only thing better than a pot full o' melted cheese is a pot full o' melted chocolate. can't i have both? :)

MaryBeth said...

Sounds fabulous, Ed and I loved going with you and John...we need to do it again

Sophie Sportende Foodie said...

Hey Cheryl,

That cheese fondue menu looks great & so tasty,...


Paula said...

Mmm, mmm, mmm ... f.o.n.d.u.e.!!! I haven't been to The Rheinlander in years, and I'm so glad to learn that they are still around. I love their prune spread, sausages, mashed potatoes, and of course ... fondue. This recipe is awesome, and since it's gluten free, can be enjoyed by all! TRIPLE YUM!!! :-)

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