Madison
67° F
Overcast
Overcast
Advertisement

Cheese fondue with pesto

Published On: Apr 08 2013 12:20:58 PM CDT   Updated On: Dec 05 2014 05:12:21 AM CST

Makes 1 cup

When cooking with cheese, it's important to melt it over low heat. Adding an acidic ingredient, such as wine, also will help to keep the cheese from becoming stringy. For speedy preparation of this dish, purchase premade basil pesto available in most supermarkets. Choose from the suggestions for foods to dip in the hot, savory mixture, which is a classic dish of Swiss origin.


¾ cup (3 ounces) finely shredded fontina cheese, at room temperature
¾ cup (3 ounces) finely shredded Swiss cheese, at room temperature
½ cup (1 ounce) finely shredded Romano cheese, at room temperature
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 clove garlic, halved
½ cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon Kirsch
2 tablespoons prepared basil pesto
Bite-size chunks of French bread or breadsticks and vegetables, such as blanched broccoli florets, blanched cauliflower florets, and cherry tomatoes for dipping

Toss together the three cheeses and the flour in a medium bowl.

Rub the garlic on the bottom and sides of a 1 ½-quart nonstick saucepan. Add the wine; warm over medium heat just until small bubbles rise to the surface. Reduce the heat to low; add the cheese about ½ cup at a time, stirring constantly; make certain each addition melts before adding more. Stir in the Kirsch.

Transfer the mixture to a small earthenware fondue dish; keep warm over low heat. Spoon the pesto in a spiral pattern on top of the cheese mixture.

Serve with bowls or platters of the foods for dipping.

Advertisement
  • Safest Cities - Honolulu

    Marco Garcia/Getty Images

    4. Honolulu, Hawaii

    US cities where residents feel safest

    Gallup-Healthways has ranked the U.S. cities that feel the safest to residents.  How a city ranked on the list was based on how it measured in perceived safety, financial security and sense of community. Click through for the top 20.

  • Takata

    CNN

    12 biggest auto recalls

    Over 2 million more vehicles were added to official lists of models being recalled because of potentially dangerous airbags made by Japanese manufacturer Takata. The recall now totals about 36 million vehicles worldwide. Take a look at the biggest auto recalls in history.

  • Fidel sign Cuba

    Getty Images

    Looking back: U.S.-Cuba relations

    The United States officially removed Cuba from its list of countries that sponsor terrorism on Friday . Get up to speed on the last five decades of American foreign policy toward Cuba.

Advertisement