Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Melting Pot Recipes

Wisconsin Trio Cheese Fondue
1 ½ C shredded Butterkäse cheese (6oz) [can be found at Whole foods, but you can also substitute Gouda if you can't find Butterkäse]
1 ½ C shredded Fontina Cheese (6oz)
3 Tbsp flour
¾ C white wine
¼ C dry sherry
2 tsp chopped shallots
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
¼ C crumbled blue cheese
2 Tbsp chopped scallions
Toss the Butterkäse and Fontina cheese with the flour in a bowl. Place a metal bowl over a saucepan filled with 2 inches of water. You may also use a conventional double boiler. Bring the water to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and pour the wine and sherry into the bowl. Sit in the shallots using a fork. Cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Note: You can replace the alcohol with vegetable broth, Even though most of the alcohol cooks off it leaves its flavor behind.

Add half the cheese blend and cook until the cheese is melted, stirring constantly. Add the remaining cheese blend a small amount at a time, stirring constantly in a circular motion after each addition until the cheese is melted. Fold in the pepper and Blue cheese. Pour into a warm fondue pot and keep warm over low heat. Garnish with the scallions.

NOTE: The cheese is shredded and tossed with flour to aid din thickening and to improve the viscosity of the fondue. The fondue should be the consistency of warm honey when completed. Monitor the cheese carefully as it is being added. Not all of the cheese may be needed, and, in some cases, more cheese may be needed to reach the perfect consistency.
Recommended dipping accompaniments: Variety of breads, green apples, mixed vegetables.
On the website that I found this little treasure I also found a recipe for their Court Bouillon, which is what the meat course is cooked in but is an excellent way to prepare yummy vegetables like broccoli, mushrooms, and potatoes, and for a dark chocolate raspberry fondue. YUM!

1 comment:

Maggie Reno said...

That's so funny - I have this same recipe open in another window. Can't get enough!