When I was growing up my parents had a Swiss friend and it was always such a treat when he would come and make a real Cheese Fondu. It was always a production and there was so much cheese, the kiddies would even get a special one that didn’t have the booze (we got apple juice in ours). The fondu has always been a fond memory for me (had to add even more cheese there – sorry I couldn’t resist). So when girls dinner came around and HaylzDog suggested fondu I actually jumped a bit. Excite excite! Yes please! I had also recently acquired a proper fondu set from the Wam (aka the mom) which is such a beautiful 1970’s pooh brown colour and this was the perfect opportunity to take it out for a test drive.
I got the hand written cheese fondu recipe from the wam and fondu night was on like donkey kong. Basically all you need to know is that a cheese fondu has 3 main ingredients, cheese (and a bucket load of it at that – 150 grams per person), garlic (1 clove is good) and wine (1 glass per person …) Anyways, the fondu was a success, we were all in cheese fondu coma’s by the end of the night. Ok I won’t lie the wine, both in our glasses and in the fondu, helped too. With a MOUNTAIN of food in the beginning, which included plenty bread, a salad (to cut the richness of the cheese), home made meatballs and chicken pieces cooked in rosemary and thyme. We made a meal of our fondu and were literally scraping the bits off the bottom of the pot. YUMMY DELISH!
PICS from top left clockwise: All the cheeeeeeeeeesy goodness / The spread before / The spread after / My lovely friends xx
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