Wintertime Love – Cheese Fondue

Cheesefondue
Cheesefondue!

I really love winter. As soon as autumn starts, I can smell the fireplace, the cheese fondue, the warm sweaters and the chocolate drinks. However this year I am a little miffed. It is almost spring and I have yet to be cold. I have worn my knitted bonnet only twice and my snow boots almost never. (I know that is wrong grammar but that is what it feels like). I put them on when we went to the French Alps, where there was no snow either and I just wore them for the sake of it. To get the feeling. And therefore deserve cheese fondue at “La Fruitiere” in les Gets. If you are ever in the area reserve in advance and wear your maternity pants…they only serve cheese and it is awesome!

I got  this vintage fondue pan from my parents. I think it dates from before I was born and it still works like a charm!
I got this vintage fondue pan from my parents. I think it dates from before I was born and it still works like a charm!

Here is the recipe of their cheese fondue:

You will need approximately 200 grams of grated cheese per person.  Grate a mix of Comté, Beaufort and Vacherin cheese. Cut open a piece of garlic and rub the inside of the fondue pan with it. Then put the pan on the stove, low heat. Pour 100 ml of dry white wine into the pan and heat until it simmers. There is no law that says you cannot pour yourself a glass of that same wine while waiting. Now stir in the cheese with a wooden spoon and keep swirling slowly until all the cheese has melted. If you want you can top it off with 5 ml of Kirsch (cherry liquor). Now your fondue is ready to be served with some bread cubes, different types of ham and salad. Bon appetit!

Ps. While typing this it actually starts snowing…that will teach me!

Ps2. Wintertime Love, The Doors, 1968

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