The perfect weekend plan: Slow cooker cheese fondue.
It is extremely easy to make and great for an informal dinner with friends or a date night.
Let’s get some basic things first:
What kind of cheese do I need to use?
Fondue mixes 2 different types of cheese and these are the two most common ones:
Gruyère cheese and Vacherin Fribourgeois – Great combination if you like a little more aged cheese and stronger flavour.
Gruyère cheese and Emmental cheese – The classic combo for a more mild fondue.
My advice is to go to a cheese store and get a piece of each cheese and grate it at home, but if you do not have that option there is the quick fondue option.
If you can not find the cheese in a store you can always get a fondue ready to use mix in a grocery store. They are easy to find, specially at this time of the year.
Just add it to the slow cooker with the wine and cook on HIGH for 1 hour.
- Bread cubes
- Roasted potatoes
Let’s make the classic slow cooker cheese fondue:
Slow cooker cheese fondueCourse: Slow CookerCuisine: SwissDifficulty: Easy
250 g Gruyère cheese
250 g Vacherin Fribourgeois cheese
200 ml dry white wine
1 garlic clove
8 g cornstarch
- Rub the black pan of the slow cooker with a cut garlic.
- Place the wine on the slow cooker and turn on HIGH while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
- Grate the cheese and combine them in a bowl with the cornstarch, a little bit of pepper and a pinch of nutmeg powder.
- Pour the cheese mixture into the slow cooker. Stir well, cover and cook on high for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes, uncover and give a good stir to the fondue. Cover and cook for another 20 minutos.
- Keep the pot on low while serving.
- Serve the fondue with bread cubes or other dippers.