Cheese Fondue With Chipotle and Tequila

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Say cheese and take a bite!
Cheese Fondue with Chipotle and Tequila
Viviane Bauquet Farre

Cheese Fondue with Chipotle and Tequila

Not only do I adore tequila on its own or in cocktails, I also love cooking with it — its unusual flavor pairs beautifully with so many foods!

Here I’ve created a new-world version of the classic Swiss fondue. The tequila adds a wonderful dimension to this truly scrumptious fondue and the chipotle lends a hint of smokiness to it.

Say cheese and take a bite!

Ready in
20 m
4
Servings
821
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 Cup tequila reposado or mezcal
  • 1 Cup dry white wine
  • 8 Ounces Monterey Jack cheese, grated coarsely
  • 12 Ounces aged Fontina cheese, grated coarsely
  • 2 -3 teaspoons canned chipotle chiles en adobo, puréed
  • 1/4 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 sourdough or whole-wheat baguette, cut into ½-inch cubes

Directions

Combine the cornstarch and tequila in a small bowl. Set aside. Heat the wine in a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat. As soon as the wine starts to simmer, gradually add the grated cheese and whisk constantly until completely melted and smooth.

Reduce heat to medium and add the cornstarch-tequila mixture, chipotle chiles, and salt. Continue to whisk for 1-2 minutes until slightly thickened. Remove from heat.

Place the cheese mixture in a fondue bowl with a flame under it to keep it warm. Serve with long fondue forks and the bread cubes or other morsels of your choice.

Cheese Fondue Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Cheese Fondue Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
45g
70%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
28g
100%
Cholesterol
149mg
50%
Protein
44g
88%
Carbs
44g
15%
Vitamin A
352µg
39%
Vitamin B12
2µg
32%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
10.9%
Vitamin C
2mg
3%
Vitamin D
0.9µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
0.6mg
2.8%
Vitamin K
5µg
6%
Calcium
933mg
93%
Fiber
2g
7%
Folate (food)
58µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
143µg
36%
Folic acid
50µg
N/A
Iron
4mg
20%
Magnesium
55mg
14%
Monounsaturated
13g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
19%
Phosphorus
633mg
90%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
220mg
6%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
42.5%
Sodium
1509mg
63%
Thiamin (B1)
0.6mg
37.5%
Zinc
6mg
37%

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