Mother in Law’s AMAZING Cheese Fondu

My mother in law makes the BEST cheese fondu ever! It also happens to be one of my husband’s most favorite things in the whole world, so really, I have NO idea why I haven’t blogged this recipe sooner! I have tried a couple of different variations of cheese fondu in the past, but this recipe is just so spot on, that it’s pretty impossible to beat. It’s thick, smooth, creamy and cheesy, it’s seasoned perfectly–but best of all, it won’t separate {no matter how long you leave it in your pan/fondu maker}. She got the recipe from a restaurant she worked for years ago, but she’s never followed a written recipe for it, so we kind of made one up together. (P.S. Don’t you just envy those people who can throw ingredients together without following instructions and come up with something so perfect every time?) Yep. That’s her.

You can season this fondu however you like, but the secret behind it is using a sweet (and not a dry) white wine, and using the right kind of cheese, which is a mix between American/Swiss (you can find it at Costco, and probably most grocery stores here). I’m not sure what English people could use… any “plastic” low-quality cheese that just melts super well.

1/2 cup chicken stock/bouillon
1/2 cup sweet white wine
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp celery salt
dash black pepper
26 oz. (Around 2Lbs) Amwerican/Swiss mix cheese

Bring the chicken bouillon and white wine to a boil in a pan over high heat. Reduce to medium. Add the spices and stir until combined. Add the cheese a couple of slices at a time, when it melts, add more and repeat until all the cheese is gone, and the fondu is nice and thick.

Prepare the veggies on a platter: Apples and french bread are my favorite, but any combination of tomatoes, carrots, snap peas, broccoli are good–cooked or raw. Whatever you like.  

I don’t know why I set out fondu sticks….

Because in our family, instead of dipping, we actually just pour it right on!

This is my semi-healthy plate… 

And this one would be my husband’s! I think he has the right idea! 

We probably should invest in a fondu-maker to make it more fun! But you can make this recipe without one too. Either way, the fondu was a HUGE hit at my table. Not only is it one of my husband’s favorite things, and something that I love too–but my little kiddos ate and ate and ate (which, if you know them, is some kind of miracle). So if you have kids, and you want them to eat lots of fruit and veggies–this is the best way I know how!

Hope you all love this recipe as much as we do! Thanks to my amazing mother in law for sharing it!

<3 Sarah