- 1/2 pound each Emmentaler, Gruyere and Jarlsberg cheeses, shredded
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
- 4 teaspoons cherry brandy
- 2 cups dry white wine
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon paprika
- Dash cayenne pepper
- Cubed French bread baguette, boiled red potatoes and/or tiny whole pickles
- In a large bowl, combine cheeses and 1 tablespoon cornstarch. In a small bowl, combine remaining cornstarch with cherry brandy; set aside. In a large saucepan, heat wine over medium heat until bubbles form around sides of pan.
- Reduce heat to medium-low; add a handful of cheese mixture. Stir constantly, using a figure-eight motion, until almost completely melted. Continue adding cheese, one handful at a time, allowing cheese to almost completely melt between additions.
- Stir brandy mixture; gradually stir into the cheese mixture. Add spices; cook and stir until mixture is thickened and smooth.
- Transfer to a fondue pot and keep warm. Serve with bread cubes, potatoes and/or pickles. Yield: 4 cups.
Reviews forThree-Cheese Fondue
"The cheese just rolled up in a ball and never melted through the wine. I had to trash the whole thing."
"Kirschwasser is more traditional than other types of cherry brandy. There is a big difference. Kirsch is not sweet so it can be used for fondue and cherries jubilee among other foods savory or sweet. : )"