What’s a surf and turf fondue meal without a cheese fondue to dip the bread? I love cheese fondue and I can actually say that I have made cheese fondue in Switzerland! Really! What an amazing experience that was.
Here is the recipe for my cheese fondue
3 Tablespoons butter
3 Tablespoons flour
salt to taste
dash of Cholula hot sauce
1/2 cup fat free half and half
3 oz Swiss cheese, cubed
3 oz fontina cheese, cubed
1/4 cup sherry
1/2 cup good beer
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Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir in flour and seasonings and let it bubble. It will look like paste or at least it did for me. Remove from heat and slowly add in half and half. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thickened. Add cheese and sherry and stir until cheese is melted. Blend in the beer and serve.
Since we only could find one of our fondue pots, we used the fondue pot for the broth since it needed to stay super hot for cooking the meat. We got creative for the cheese. I set the oven to 350 and basically “cooked” a baking dish until the dish was hot. I served the cheese in that and it kept it hot. Be sure to use a hot plate.
There you have it! You now have all you need to make this delicious dinner with your sweetie. It’s a bit complicated and takes some time and planning, but worth it for a nice date night at home. I added a salad and some wine so it was just hubby and I, having fun creating our dinner together and having some much needed one-on-one time. When is your next date night? What do you do to spend some romantic time with your spouse or significant other? Let me know!
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