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Comté Cheese Fondue

Comte Cheese Fondue
Jill Melton
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  • Yield: 4 servings

This fondue is made with rich, nutty Comté cheese. You can buy Comté cheese at most supermarkets and at Costco.

Ingredients

1pound mature Comté (preferably 10-18 months), shredded (about 5 cups shredded)
2tablespoons cornstarch
1 garlic clove, peeled and halved
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons white wine (preferably Jura wine)
Freshly ground black pepper
Good quality crusty bread, cut or town into bite-sized pieces

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, toss the shredded Comté and cornstarch until well combined.
  2. Rub the inside of fondue pot with cut sides of garlic. Discard garlic. Add wine and bring to boil.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add a quarter of the Comté and stir until melted.  Continue stirring in cheese, a quarter at a time, until melted. Cook, stirring, until fondue is completely smooth and richly coats the back of a spoon.  Season with freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Serve the hot fondue with crusty bread for dipping.

Recipe courtesy of the Comté Cheese Association/Nicki Sizemore.

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