An easy cheese fondue recipe combines cider vinegar, cornflour, cheddar, Gruyere and creme fraiche. Another easy recipe flavors the cheese with kirsch, dry white wine, lemon juice, mustard and nutmeg.
Make a basic, easy cheese fondue by combining 2 tablespoons of cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon of cornflour, 9 ounces of cheddar cheese and 9 ounces of Gruyere in a heatproof bowl. Place the bowl in a saucepan of boiling water. Stir the mixture until the cheese starts to melt, and then add in 3 tablespoons of creme fraiche. Once everything is combined, remove the bowl from heat and serve with bread chunks, vegetables and salami slices.
Another recipe requires bringing 1 cup of dry white wine and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to a boil before adding in 1/2 pound of Gruyere and 1/2 pound of Swiss cheese coated in 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. Melt the cheeses in the liquid at a simmer, stirring often. Once melted, stir in 1 tablespoon of kirsch, 1/2 teaspoon of dry mustard and 1 pinch of nutmeg. Serve with tart apples, blanched vegetables and chunks of pumpernickel bread. To add a mild garlic flavor to the fondue, rub one peeled clove of garlic on the inside of the pot before adding the wine and cheese.