When old man winter settles it's the perfect time to snuggle up with your special someone, sip on a favourite wine and indulge in the creamy goodness of a cheese fondue. If you can't make it to our Inns and small hotels in Alberta, then here are some tips on making the perfect fondue at home.
Mmmm...cheese fondues, also known as holy-moly, creamy, melty, cozy, winter comfort in a pot.
is a fun and informal way to gather friends and family together. Given
the recent temperatures in Alberta, we thought we should share this
great "go-to" recipe and some tips on how to make a fabulous cheese
How to Make the Perfect Cheese Fondue
1 cup of dry white wine (dry wine is important)
1/2 lb of Swiss cheese (grated or cubed)
1/2 lb of Gruyere cheese (grated or cubed)
2 Tablespoons of flour (or gluten-free cornstarch)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
In a large stock pot, over medium heat, bring wine to a slow simmer
Add your flour or cornstarch and mix well until blended
Reduce heat to low
Add your cheese gradually, stirring slowly after each addition
Do not let the cheese boil
Transfer your cheese mixture to your fondue pot
Serve with cubed French bread, cut vegetables such as broccoli or cauliflower or apple and pear slices. Enjoy!
If your cheese turns lumpy add a few drops of lemon juice. The acid in
the lemon juice will help break down the stringiness of the cheese.
Charming Inns of Alberta, Inns and small hotels offer some of the best
winter comfort food in Alberta. From apres ski appetizers to perfectly
grilled meats drizzled in rich flavourful sauces, the cuisine at our
Inns and small hotels are sure to satisfy. Bed and breakfast stays are
amongst the most popular of our specials and packages. The Heartwood
Inn and Spa in Drumheller boasts of their stuff french toast, while the
Georgetown Inn in Canmore offers two for one breakfast until
mid-December. From Banff to Waterton Lakes, Cypress Hills to Jasper
your taste buds are in for a treat at our Inns and small hotels in