Our tasting room is open for private wine tastings by appointment.

< Back to Recipes

Ultimate Fondue

Recipe Date: August 16, 2021
Yield: 4 Servings
Prep: PT10M 10 minutes | Cook: 15 Minutes
Total Time: PT25M 25 Minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Measurements: Imperial (US)

With fall ahead of us, this ultimate fondue recipe is perfect for a cozy, shared meal with close friends. This recipe is best enjoyed with our Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon as the velvety tannins intertwine with the richness of the cheeses, leaving your palate to enjoy the medley of dark fruit qualities of this elegant wine.

Ingredients

Fondue Ingredients:
• 4 cups grated cheese – we suggest a mix of emmenthal, gruyere, red witch, and fontina
• 1 tablespoon cornstarch
• 1 clove garlic, cut in half
• 1 cup Pine Ridge Chardonnay
• Freshly ground black pepper

Accompaniments
• 2 cups torn toasted bread
• 1 jar Cornichon
• 3 grilled sausages, sliced into rounds
• 2 cups roasted Brussels sprout halves
• 2 pears
• 2 apples

Preparation

Ultimate Fondue

In a large mixing bowl mix together grated cheeses with cornstarch.
Rub the inside of your fondue pot with 1 cut clove garlic. Pour in wine. Over low fame, heat wine until it is warm and just starting to bubble. Add cheese one handful at a time, stirring regularly in one direction until melted, then continue adding handfuls of cheese until it’s all integrated. You might want to whisk your fondue at this point to get a nice thickened texture. When fondue is creamy, melted, and ready to serve, season with freshly ground black pepper.
Serve warm fondue with toasted bread, cornichon, grilled sausage slices, roasted Brussels sprouts, sliced apples and pear.

Recommended Wine Pairings