Cheese Fondue with Chipotle and Tequila Recipe

Cheese Fondue with Chipotle and Tequila Recipe
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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!

4
Servings
824
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
49g
70%
Sugar
33g
37%
Saturated Fat
30g
100%
Cholesterol
147mg
49%
Carbohydrate, by difference
57g
44%
Protein
38g
83%
Vitamin A, RAE
330µg
47%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
891mg
89%
Choline, total
22mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
48µg
12%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
29mg
9%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
549mg
78%
Selenium, Se
22µg
40%
Sodium, Na
1284mg
86%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
58g
2%
Zinc, Zn
5mg
63%

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.