Date Night: Cheese fondue is the perfect way to spend an evening in with your sweetheart

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By: Bailey Brouwer
bbrouwer@flavor574.com

Date night doesn’t always have to be a trip to a fancy restaurant. Paying a high price for a tiny bit of food isn’t exactly all that fun and exciting. Cheese fondue is a classic date night food that isn’t only delicious, but fun! I mean, honestly, what could be more fun than dipping food in a big bowl of hot cheese? And the best part of all? The types of food to dip are limitless. Consider checking the South Bend Farmer’s MarketOh Mamma’s cheese shop, The Wedge and Deutsch Kase Haus for some local flavor for this recipe. Dip on, friends.

Classic Cheese Fondue

From Well Plated by Erin

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 pound firm alpine-style cheese
  • 1/3 pound Fontina
  • 1/3 pound Gouda
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon brandy
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

Directions:

  1. Grate all the cheeses. In a medium bowl, combine the cheeses with the cornstarch, tossing thoroughly to coat all pieces.
  2. In a stove-save fondue pot or heavy metal saucepan, bring the wine, garlic and lemon juice to a simmer over medium-low heat. Add the cheeses into the simmering liquid a little at a time, stirring well before each addition. Once smooth, stir in the brandy, mustard and nutmeg.
  3. Arrange an assortment of bite-sized dipping foods on a platter. Serve with wooden skewers.
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