Fondue is undoubtedly a perfect entertaining choice for friends and family on New Year’s Eve. Simple and sophisticated with endless recipe possibilities, a Wisconsin Cheese fondue brings people together in a fun and relaxed atmosphere and really gets the celebration started.
Looking for a traditional fondue recipe? Try our Wisconsin Swiss Cheese Fondue. For some extra flavor a Smoky Wisconsin Cheese Fondue will impress guests and stomachs. On to dessert? We love this recipe for Chocolate Wisconsin Mascarpone Fondue – serve it with strawberries, cheesecake, marshmallows, graham crackers, cookies or brownies. Whichever recipe you use, we’ve gathered three easy tips for you to bring guests together around a classic winter favorite.
3 Fondue Tips:
- Cheese Is King. Practically every cheese makes for great fondue flavor. For easier preparation, however, choose cheeses that melt smoothly, such as Gruyère, Swiss, Fontina or Cheddar. Get creative with flavor combinations. You can’t go wrong with Wisconsin Cheese – try adding buttery cheeses like Gouda, Edam or Butterkase to the mix.
- Have Fun with Bread. Provide guests with a few varieties for dipping – crusty French bread, sourdough, rye, apple cinnamon bread or even pound cake. Be sure to use dense, crusty breads – if you serve fondue with soft bread, chances are you’ll end up with a soggy mess.
- Love Fruits & Veggies. During this time of the year we love using apples, pears, plums and figs for dipping. Chopped veggies are a great way to add some vital vitamins and minerals to your meal. Blanch or pre-cook squash, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, turnips, big artichoke hearts, broccoli heads, cauliflower, peppers, mushrooms, carrots or Brussels sprouts.