Northern Italian Fonduta

This ultra-rich fondue recipe is based on a classic dish from the mountains of northwest Italy. Buy authentic Fontina cheese rather than a sliced, packaged brand. If you like, sprinkle a little grated Asiago cheese into the mix to deepen the flavor.

Serves: 12Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 6 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1½ lbs. Fontina cheese, finely chopped or shredded
  • ½ tsp. white truffle oil
  • ½ tsp. ground white pepper

Directions

  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Sprinkle in flour and stir with a wooden spoon until roux is smooth and bubbly. Slowly add cream and cook, stirring, until mixture is hot and thickened.
  • In a large bowl, whisk egg yolks together. While whisking, slowly pour a ladle of hot cream into the eggs. When it’s blended, quickly whisk it into the saucepan.
  • Working in batches, stir Fontina into the cream mixture using a figure-eight motion. Wait until one batch has completely melted before adding the next. When mixture is completely melted and bubbly, pour in white truffle oil and pepper.
  • Remove from heat. Pour fonduta into fondue pot and set over heat source.

Recipe Information

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 6 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1½ lbs. Fontina cheese, finely chopped or shredded
  • ½ tsp. white truffle oil
  • ½ tsp. ground white pepper

Directions

  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Sprinkle in flour and stir with a wooden spoon until roux is smooth and bubbly. Slowly add cream and cook, stirring, until mixture is hot and thickened.
  • In a large bowl, whisk egg yolks together. While whisking, slowly pour a ladle of hot cream into the eggs. When it’s blended, quickly whisk it into the saucepan.
  • Working in batches, stir Fontina into the cream mixture using a figure-eight motion. Wait until one batch has completely melted before adding the next. When mixture is completely melted and bubbly, pour in white truffle oil and pepper.
  • Remove from heat. Pour fonduta into fondue pot and set over heat source.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories430
Total Fat40g
Saturated Fat24g
Cholesterol190mg
Sodium470mg
Total Carbohydrate3g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars2g
Protein17g