Sunday, January 20, 2013

Oh the Cheesy Goodness

Last week the hubby and I went out for a date night (finally!). We chose to go to a fondue restaurant.  We loved he experience, but not the price.  For the two of us, we spent a little over $100. Yikes!  So this weekend we decided to have a fondue and movie night at our house, kids and all!  Here is my version of the fondue we had last weekend:


1 glove garlic, minced
1/8 cup of Cabernet Sauvignon (any red wine would work, but the Cabernet goes well with the cheese)
2 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 cup of White Cheddar cheese (we had Fontina at the restaurant, but cheddar is cheaper)
1/2 cup of Asiago cheese
1/2 cup of Monterrey cheese
1 tbsp. fresh chopped parsley
Pepper to taste


Most of us don't have a fancy fondue thing-a-ma-jig, so we have two options here.
- In a saucepan, add your garlic.  Begin to sweat, but do not brown.  Then add your wine and lemon juice.  Stir.  Slowly add your cheeses.  Stir after you add each cheese.  The cheese will slowly begin to melt.  Add your parsley and pepper.  Add to a small crock pot or food warmer.  The cheese will continue to melt into a smooth fondue sauce. 
-Slow cooker method.  add all of your ingredients, stir, and let the slow cooker do the work.  I recommend a smaller crock pot if you have one.

Dipper suggestions: French bread, broccoli, sausage, noodles, tortellini, chicken, peppers, tomatoes, olives, any type of food you could imagine dipping in cheese!


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