Swiss-German Cheese Fondue

Cheese Fondue
Deutsches Käsefondue
This basic German cheese fondue is sure to become a holiday favorite.
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds German mountain cheese (Allgäuer Emmentaler or Bergkäse)
  • 1 bottle dry German white wine
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon German Kirsch (Kirschwasser) plus 1 teaspoon
  • lemon juice
  • nutmeg
  • pepper
Instructions
  1. Grate the cheese. Cut the garlic clove in half and rub the inside of the fondue pot with it. Warm the wine (don't let it come to a boil), add the grated cheese and let melt in the wine, stirring constantly (some lumps are normal).
  2. Combine the corn starch with Kirschwasser and add to the pot. This should create a thick but smooth cheese mixture. Add a dash of lemon juice, a bit of freshly ground nutmeg and pepper.
  3. Serve with French bread, cut into cubes, and a fresh salad.
Deutsches Käsefondue
This basic German cheese fondue is sure to become a holiday favorite.
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds German mountain cheese (Allgäuer Emmentaler or Bergkäse)
  • 1 bottle dry German white wine
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon German Kirsch (Kirschwasser) plus 1 teaspoon
  • lemon juice
  • nutmeg
  • pepper
Instructions
  1. Grate the cheese. Cut the garlic clove in half and rub the inside of the fondue pot with it. Warm the wine (don't let it come to a boil), add the grated cheese and let melt in the wine, stirring constantly (some lumps are normal).
  2. Combine the corn starch with Kirschwasser and add to the pot. This should create a thick but smooth cheese mixture. Add a dash of lemon juice, a bit of freshly ground nutmeg and pepper.
  3. Serve with French bread, cut into cubes, and a fresh salad.
Cheese Fondue