Garlicky Vaud Fondue

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Roasting turns pungent fresh garlic into a sweet, mellow paste. Dip bread or cooked sausage in this hearty fondue.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hour 20 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 small head garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1½ cups dry white wine
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 lb. Gruyère cheese, shredded
  • ½ lb. Emmenthaler cheese, shredded
  • ½ tsp. black pepper, coarsely ground
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp. brandy

Directions

  • Remove outer skin from garlic head, leaving head intact. Rub garlic with olive oil and wrap in heavy foil. Bake at 350ºF for 1 hour. Set aside until cool enough to handle. Pull cloves apart and squeeze garlic from cloves into a dish.
  • Heat wine and lemon juice in a saucepan over medium heat until hot, but not boiling.
  • Add cheese to liquid in 4 batches, stirring in a figure-eight motion, until each addition is melted. Add roasted garlic to the cheese and mix until well blended. Sprinkle in black pepper. Heat fondue until bubbly.
  • Dissolve cornstarch in brandy and stir into fondue. Simmer for 2 minutes, then pour fondue into fondue pot and place over heating source.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 small head garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1½ cups dry white wine
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 lb. Gruyère cheese, shredded
  • ½ lb. Emmenthaler cheese, shredded
  • ½ tsp. black pepper, coarsely ground
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp. brandy

Directions

  • Remove outer skin from garlic head, leaving head intact. Rub garlic with olive oil and wrap in heavy foil. Bake at 350ºF for 1 hour. Set aside until cool enough to handle. Pull cloves apart and squeeze garlic from cloves into a dish.
  • Heat wine and lemon juice in a saucepan over medium heat until hot, but not boiling.
  • Add cheese to liquid in 4 batches, stirring in a figure-eight motion, until each addition is melted. Add roasted garlic to the cheese and mix until well blended. Sprinkle in black pepper. Heat fondue until bubbly.
  • Dissolve cornstarch in brandy and stir into fondue. Simmer for 2 minutes, then pour fondue into fondue pot and place over heating source.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories540
Total Fat37g
Saturated Fat21g
Cholesterol120mg
Sodium570mg
Total Carbohydrate5g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars1g
Protein33g