Here’s the fondue recipe I used to pair with Chasselas wine. I used my Instant Pot but you could also do this stovetop in a large saucepan.

INGREDIENTS

  • Swiss cheese, shredded (1 cup)
  • Gouda cheese, shredded (1 cup)
  • Gruyere cheese, shredded (1 cup)
  • Cornstarch (4 Tbs)
  • Dry white wine (1 1/2 cups)
  • Garlic, minced (1Tbs)
  • Lemon juice (1 Tbs)
  • Nutmeg (1/4 tsp)
  • Dijon mustard (1 tsp)
  1. Pour all cheese into a medium bowl. If you can buy prepackaged shredded cheese great, but I used a grater on mine. Mix the cheese with the cornstarch until everything is evenly coated.
  2. Pour the wine, minced garlic, and lemon juice into your Instant Pot or saucepan. Set the Instant Pot to the saute setting at normal. Stir the mixture to combine them. *Note: I used a dry Pinot Grigio, but any dry white wine will do.
  3. When the wine mixture is hot add the cheese. Allow it to melt, then stir in mustard and nutmeg.
  4. Serve immediately with cubes of foccacia or Italian bread.

If you have a fondue pot with a candle to help keep the cheese warm that’s preferable. Otherwise, leave it warming in the Instant Pot. I cubed up some rosemary Italian bread which was delicous. I also dipped grilled steak and asparagus pieces and loved it! I haven’t tried apples, potatoes, or broccoli, but have read those can go with fondue as well.

And as always, pair with wine! I loved this with Henri Cuchon “Le Morget” Selection Chasselas. Other wines to try are Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc. According to Swiss lore, the only three things to drink with fondue are white wine, kirsch (a clear, colorless brandy), or herbal tea because anything else will cause the melted cheese to coagulate, forming a giant ball of cheese in your stomach! Perhaps this isn’t factual, but I will take any excuse I can to pair with wine!

Enjoy!

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