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Fondue Recipe! Help!!!

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I'm hosting a fondue dinner tomorrow and just found out that one of my guests doesn't like Swiss cheese...wondering if anyone has a great (preferably easy!) recipe for non-Swiss cheese fondue!!! I'm thinking perhaps cheddar or Mexican??? Open to other ideas, too!

Thanks!!

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  1. Well, I was going to post this recipe for beer-cheese fondue but when i checked the cookbook saw that it has 2 cups of Swiss cheese..maybe something with a brie and cream combo would work instead? Or if you have time to assemble extra dippers, steamed new potatoes (cut into pieces if they're large), mini-meatballs, steamed broccoli all work well as dippers in fondue and could make a reasonable meal on their own for the non-Swiss-eater, especially if you've got a salad on standby as an accompaniment?

    1. Gruyere or Emmenthal are the traditional fondue cheeses from what I know. Call it that vs. swiss and see if they still don't like it.
      Otherwise, any combination of cheeses will be great, IMO. There's no reason you have to use just one...just pick a flavor profile and proceed as you would with traditional fondue.

      1. Beer cheese would be good, and you don't need to do swiss with that. You could even do beer and velveeta and the swiss hater might love it. Do two.

        1. a few ideas...

          -mushroom fondue - saute sliced mushrooms with onions and garlic in butter, add some stock and herbs of choice. then puree til smooth. mix cream with a little cornstarch and put in fondue pot, add in mushroom puree and you're off and running - season with S&P, cayenne or paprika

          -asiago - start with garlic in butter, with a little sparkling wine, thyme, cornstarch, stock, asiago, mozzarella

          -ricotta and romano or parmesan - some roasted garlic, basil, maybe some minced sundried tomatoes, maybe a swirl of pesto... sky's the limit. love ricotta as a base.

          1. If they actually said "Swiss" cheese, then as long as it is not from Switzerland you should be fine, no? How about a cheddar fondue?

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            1. re: escondido123

              the way I read that was thinking they meant the one with holes. now that's interesting.
              I'm also not a lover of Swiss cheese with holes, it's too sharp or something but could
              fontina or Colby work? not sure.