National Cheese Fondue Day
National Cheese Fondue Day celebrates the delicious combination of wine and cheese that pairs well with bread, meat, or vegetables.
Fondue has been around for hundreds of years. However, cheese fondue was first published in 1875. Fondue was originally a dish known as “fondue”, but it was more of a scramble with eggs and truffles. Mix it in. The newer concoction contained the same ingredients as the one we are familiar with today, but the sauce kept trying to separate. This caused extra work and time. Fortunately, cornstarch was introduced in Switzerland around 1905 and has solved this problem.
Cheese fondue was born. It can be used to dip bread in it. But, vegetables like garlic cloves and onions, gherkin pickles and olives are also very popular. For a lighter meal, some prefer grapes. Fondue is generally made on the stove, then it’s poured into the fondue pan when it’s ready to be served.
National Cheese Fondue Day seems to be primarily tied to The Melting Pot, a North American restaurant chain, and a marketing campaign. However, you can still celebrate this delicious food with your friends or by yourself! Fondue can be enjoyed in many different ways. The first is to eat the crispy cheese that remains in the bottom of your pot. It’s known as “la religieuse”, or the nun, in French. Another is the custom of what to do if your bread cube falls from your fork. If a man’s bread falls off his fork, he will buy a round of beverages. But if it is a woman’s cube she must kiss her neighbors at the table. These are timeless classics that you can modify and make new to suit your needs and lifestyle.
You have many options to make a delicious fondue. Although the cheese is typically pure, there are other ingredients that can be added to it. Mixing different types of cheese or adding other ingredients like hot peppers and other seasonings can create a unique taste sensation.
Here’s a sample of a recipe you can use to get you started.
Start by heating the wine in a saucepan. The butter will be melted in a separate saucepan on low heat. Next, add the flour to the saucepan and cook for 5 minutes. Stir frequently to prevent burning or sticking. After the flour is cooked, add the wine to the bowl and whip it until smooth. Next, add the cheese cubes and stir slowly until completely melted. It’s now time to transfer it to a fondue pan. Enjoy this delicious cheesy treat by heating it on low heat.
If it’s too late to bring joy this year then stock up on cheese, white wines, bread, grapes, and other essentials. Make fondue and host a party. But, what’s most important? Enjoy cheese fondue