Has it been a while since you have traveled? Has date night become difficult or disappeared altogether? RTTtravel has put together a creative solution to help you bring some cheesy romance from the beautiful alpine valleys of Switzerland into your kitchen and melt your loved one's heart! If you can cut an apple, grate some cheese and follow our very simple recipe – you already have all the skills required to put together a night of sophisticated Swiss romance. To ensure 100% success, we've put together a video that guides you step by step and provides all tips and tricks to creating a perfect Fondue that will transport your loved one to a romantic evening of indulgence in Switzerland, just in time for Valentine's Day. We hope you'll join us on our mission to spread the joy of travel through exploring the delicious foods of Europe with the ones we love!
1/2 – 3/4 pound Emmenthaler cheese
1/2 – 3/4 pound Gruyere cheese
1 -2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 large lemon
3-5 large garlic cloves (finely chopped)
1/2 – 3/4 cup dry white wine
1 1/2 ounces Kirschwasser (unsweetened cherry liqueur)
¼ Teaspoon Nutmeg
Assorted items cut into bite size pieces for dipping (bread, apples, vegetables)
Other Supplies Needed:
Step 1 – Prep (20-30 min - can be done well in advance)
Grate all the cheese and combine in a large bowl, lightly dust the cheese with a thin coating of corn starch, evenly distributing by hand so that all the cheese is evenly covered. This helps create a smooth emulsion and prevents the cheese solids from separating into an oily mess when heat is applied. Set aside for table side cooking.
Extract the juice from the lemon. Finely chop the garlic. Measure wine and Kirschwasser and set aside for table side cooking.
Cut your dipping items into bite size pieces (bread, apples, cauliflower and any other vegetables you like with cheese). When selecting your breads, opt for non-sliced breads that have a firm even texture that will be easy to cut and not disintegrate when dipped into the molten cheese. Sourdough, Rye, and Pumpernickel all work very well with these cheeses and offer a great variety. Cover serving bowls with plastic wrap until ready to use to prevent these items from drying out and set aside for table side cooking.
Join RTTtravel on journey to Switzerland famous cheese regions of Emmenthaler and Gruyere!We offer a variety of different trips that take you into these beautiful areas and tour local artisan dairy productions where you can sample and purchase these amazing cheeses in the alpine valleys where they have been traditionally produced for hundreds of years. Or join us for a day in the Black Forest where you can purchase Kirschwasser, the other essential ingredient needed for a delicious Fondue, in addition to Cuckoo Clocks and hand blown glass.