Swiss Cheese and Black Olive Fondue
NotesAdd more olives for a stronger olive flavor.
Remember to stir cheese constantly during the fondue to prevent scorching.
Grate Emmentaler and Gruyère and combine in a bowl; refrigerate until needed. Chop olives.
Serves4 as a main course or 6 as an appetizer
Total Timeunder 30 minutes
Make Ahead RecipeYes
One Pot MealYes
OccasionCasual Dinner Party
Dietary Considerationegg-free, halal, kosher, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian
Taste and Texturecheesy, salty
Type of Dishdip/spread
- 8 oz Emmentaler cheese, grated 250 g
- 8 oz Gruyere cheese, grated 250 g
- 1½ tbsp all-purpose flour 22 mL
- 1 clove garlic, halved
- 1¼ cups dry white wine 300 mL
- 3 tbsp black olives, chopped 45 mL
In a bowl, combine Emmentaler, Gruyère and flour; mix well to coat cheese with flour. Set aside.
Rub the inside of a large saucepan with cut sides of garlic. Discard garlic. Add wine and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low.
Add cheese mixture by handfuls to saucepan, whisking constantly after each addition in a figure-eight motion until cheese is melted. Remove from heat. Stir in olives. Transfer to fondue pot and serve immediately.
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2007 Ilana Simon