The holidays can be a great time for people to enjoy time together. Here is one holiday idea. Pull out your old fondue pot and create the recipe below. Make it a special event. Why not plan time together just for conversation with no cell phones, computers or iPads? Set aside an hour or two just for conversation with a fondue event.
Holiday Fondue Recipe
4 cups of grated Swiss Cheese [about a pound]
1 T. flour
1 clove garlic
1 ½ cups Vidal Blanc
3 T dry sherry [Meier's Winery brand was preferred]
Dash of freshly ground pepper
Dash of freshly ground nutmeg
A couple of loaves of French Bread
- Toss the cheese in the flour.
- Rub the inside of the pot with a cut garlic clove.
- Warm the wine until bubbles gently rise. Slowly add grated cheese until it is all blended.
- Add the pepper and nutmeg.
- Stir in the sherry.
- Use long kabob skewers to dip the bread.
Pour the wine into chilled glasses. Add a tossed salad to complete the meal.
Note: Other wines suggested by the association include Ohio Traminette, Riesling or Chardonnay.
This holiday recipe for fondue is from the Ohio Wine Producers Association. The association website offers comprehensive information about Ohio wines. Check the website out for out for the Ohio wine trails, wineries and special events.