Fun, delicious, and with an oh-so-hip 1970s vibe, fondue parties are all the rage once again. With sleek new accoutrements and a style updated for today's cosmopolitan crowd, fondue pots set the scene for a cool party. But what to put inside them? Don't settle for just a hunk of melted cheese. Today's tastes are more sophisticated than that.
Here we've compiled our favorite recipes for fondue. Follow our simple directions and you won't just have a fondue party, you'll have a gourmand's fantasy. From piquant bleu cheese to decadent chocolate, we offer a few winning choices for creating a sumptuous array of flavors. Prepare for the shower of praise from your guests!
Say goodnight, Velveeta. Cheese has grown up amidst a nation of gourmands, and today you'll find as many cheese-tastings as wine-tastings. With that in mind, what finer way to spend an evening with friends than one that involves sharing the warm delight of cheese and bread? Simple yet refined, cheese fondue can be an adventure of taste, from smooth raclette to formidable bleu. Here we discuss fondue the way it was meant to be: all about cheese.
Sure, you've probably heard of fondue, but raclette? This lesser known Swiss dish offers diners another way to enjoy the comfort food that is melted cheese. With an interesting flavor and infinite combinations of raclette cheese paired with other foods, a raclette party is a fresh take on the idea of fondue.
Raclette grills, while ideal for cooking the traditional Swiss dish "raclette," or melted cheese, are not at all limited to just that. With a few starting ideas and a little creativity, the epicurean possibilities of a raclette grill are virtually endless. We'll get you going.
Developed in Switzerland centuries ago, fondue began humbly. Bread and cheese, the food staples, had to survive the winter months, but both hardened over time. Heating cheese, with a little wine produced a velvety sauce perfect for soaking and softening hearty bread for a filling repast.
Today, fondue isn't quite the survival necessity it used to be, but it's still as tasty - and it offers diners a way to cook (as well as eat) together, welcoming more fun to the already beloved bonding that surrounds a table of piping hot food. So gather your friends, along with our fondue party tips, for a well-rounded meal.