Let’s talk Fondue! Is there anything better that melty cheese? I don’t think so! So when I was chatting with my friends at Roth Cheese on what fun things we could do this holiday season – I wanted to take a regular grazing board to the next level and do a fondue board featuring Grand Cru! Grand Cru is a nutty & melty cheese – ideal for Fondue!! And Fondue is PERFECT for New Years Eve, New Years Day, or really any cool winter night you want an easy dinner or date night.
First thing – use this link rothcheese.com/locator to find where you can get Roth Cheese near you. Next, you need to get a fondue pot. I got mine from amazon and I’ll attach the link to my storefront where you can find the one I got along with the heating element you’ll need. (My exact one is currently unavailable but I’m adding one very similar!) https://www.amazon.com/shop/the_blonde_kitchen
Now onto the fun part! Light the heating element so that your fondue pot will begin to warm. Grate (or crumble) 2 packages of Grand Cru and sprinkle in 1 tbsp flour and stir to combine. Next add in around 1/4 cup of whole milk or heavy cream (or beer/cider). Now add your seasonings. I like to use – 1tsp dry mustard, 1tsp garlic powder, 1tsp smoked paprika, and salt/pepper to taste. Stir to combine and let the fondue pot work it’s magic!! Stir occasionally until it’s smooth and creamy. If your mixture is clumpy – add in more liquid a little at a time and stir until the cheese is melted completely.
Now for your fondue board dippers!! One thing that I really love about @rothcheese (which if I’m being honest – you all know I LOVE everything about them and their Cheese – made in Wisconsin) is that each package comes with pairing ideas making it easy to pair a drink and a meal with each cheese! Here’s what I added to mine – note that some of these things require cooking, so just prepare them how you would normally!
•Chunks/Cubes of Italian Bread
•Potatoes (I boiled mine until fork tender)
•Sausage (I used Andouille- but any meat would be great!)
When you assemble your board – keep your food away from the fondue pot itself since there will be a tiny flame you don’t want anything burning or catching on fire! Then pour yourself a cold cider beer and kick back and enjoy!!