How to Make Fool-Proof Fondue

Fondue tips
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There’s perhaps no food more comforting and fun to eat than fondue. It’s just as much an activity as it is a meal, making it so fun to enjoy with friends and family. Plus, it’s melted cheese and chocolate! How can you go wrong?

Actually… there are a lot of ways to mess up making fondue, and there’s nothing more disappointing than a faulty fondue. So if you’re going to try your hand at making fondue at home, here are some tips that should make it turn out as well as possible.

Pick Your Cheese Wisely

For the best and most interestingly complex flavor, you’ll want to use multiple kinds of cheese in your fondue, doing your best to pick a good balance of strong and mild ones. Cheeses that are usually good choices for fondue include Gruyère, Emmental, Fontina, and Cheddar.

Why You Need Wine

Fondue recipes tend to include wine as a way to lower the cheese’s boiling point so it doesn’t clump together. It can also be a great addition to the fondue’s flavor and aroma. But if you don’t want to use wine for whatever reason, you can substitute it with lemon juice.

Heat Slowly

Fondue cheese must be melted slowly but surely. Otherwise, the texture will end up rubbery or the cheese will get scorched.