Recipe: Romantic Cheese Fondue for Two

Chef Jill Aker Ray joins NBC Charlotte Today and shows how easy it is to create a fun and delicious experience at home with fondue. Throw a party or make it romantic fondue for two!


By: Chef Jill Aker-Ray

Prep time: 20 mins
Serves: 2


1 clove garlic, peeled and halved horizontally
1-1/2 cups dry white wine ( I used unoaked Chardonnay)
8 oz Gruyere Cheese grated (about 3 cups)
8 oz Emmentaller Cheese grated (about 3 cups)
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Freshly grated nutmeg
Freshly ground white pepper
1 loaf French or ciabatta bread, cut into one-inch cubes

Assorted items for dipping:

Sliced green apples, broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, potatoes, cooked shrimp or steak, etc


Rub the inside of your fondue pot with garlic; discard garlic. Pour wine into pot, and place over medium-low heat.

When liquid starts to bubble, start adding cheeses by the handful, stirring until melted and combined.

Add lemon juice. Continue stirring until mixture is smooth and bubbling slightly, about five minutes. Season with nutmeg and pepper.

Transfer fondue pot to the table, and keep warm over the fondue pot warmer. Serve with bread, meats and vegetables.