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The Fondue Pot for Melting Cheese and Chocolate

Updated on October 28, 2011

Swiss Cheese in Fondue Melting Pot


Fondue Melting Pot for Cheese and Chocolate

The fondue melting pot is an excellent accessory to the kitchen and dining table for a special dinner treat whether you are making a classic Swiss cheese fondue appetizer or a delicious warm chocolate dessert fondue it will surely be a hit. Family and friends always enjoy the experience of eating from a hot fondue pot that melts the cheese and lets you dip bread in with long fondue pokers. If you have never had people over for a fondue party check out the melting pots and a basic Swiss cheese fondue recipe listed below to make a special night of entertaining unique.

Fondue Melting Pots for Family Dining

3 Great Fondue Cheese Melting Pots

The following all will help you make Fondue right in the dining area to enjoy. The Trudeau electric melting pot is easy to manage and limits potential problems from real fire on the dining table. Electric can be a nice way to vary the temperature easily. Electric models also come with a break away cord so if someone trips on the cord it will pop out instead of flying hot melting cheese everywhere.

The Swissmar Sierra in either a red or blue is a great looking piece in the kitchen. Utilizing little gel fuel burners the pot is made of cast iron producing the required distribution of heat to properly melt cheese or chocolate. These sets come equipped with 6 long forks for eating great fondue recipes. Using the fire burners underneath is a much more presentable solution especially if the fondue will be served in an outdoors setting.

A Simple Swiss Cheese Fondue Recipe

Once you get a Fondue Melting Pot it is time to start melting stuff. Of course chocolate is a great dessert using strawberries and waffers, but the Fondue pot is for making Delicious warm creamy cheese for dipping bread into. Here is a great Swiss Cheese Fondue recipe that is perfect for learning the basics about making great fondue before starting to experiment with more elaborate recipes.

Make a small batch of fondue for your first try, you can always double the recipe if more guests will be showing up.

Use the following ingredients:

  • 1cup Gruyere Grated
  • 1cup Swiss Grated
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4cups of a dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon Kirsch Liquer
  • Dash of Nutmeg

Mix the Swiss and Gruyere cheeses after grating them along with the all purpose flour. Put the wine in a pan and slowly bring up to a simmer, do not allow the wine to boil. As the wine is simmering slowly start to mix in the cheese little by little. Once the cheese has all been added and is melted add in the liqueur and a little dash of freshly ground nutmeg. Once all of the ingredients have been combined and mixed thoroughly transfer the content to a warm fondue pot and keep at a temperature that is consistent to your preference.

Get your favorite fondue dipping sticks and start to enjoy!.


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      Ms._Info 6 years ago from New Jersey

      I would love to get one of these for melting chocolate. We're big chocolate lovers!

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      Cloverleaf 6 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hi CZCZCZ, I've always been a fan of fondue but don't make it very often. You've reminded me just how good it is - thanks!