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This easy fondue is quick to put together with Chao Cheese. It has all the classic flavors of a Swiss fondue with the wine, nutmeg and the bold umami flavor of the Chao Slices, Smoked Original. The dippers can be minimal or plentiful. Go big and prepare lots of things to dip as an event to share with friends or just toast some crusty baguette and enjoy the simplicity, perfect for a cozy night in for two.
2 tbsp. plant-based buttery spread
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
½ cup dry white wine
1½ cups boiling vegetable stock or water
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
¼ tsp. sea salt
¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg (optional)
Selection of dippers: crostini, breadsticks, toasted baguette cubes, pretzel buns, grilled peppers, crispy roasted fingerling potatoes, grilled slices of Field Roast Smoked Apple & Sage Plant-Based Sausages.
Melt the plant-based buttery spread in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute until fragrant. Tip in the all-purpose flour and cook, stirring, for about 1 minute. Pour in the wine and whisk constantly, to prevent lumps, until mixture is smooth and thickened. Add the boiling vegetable stock or water and Dijon, whisking to ensure a smooth fondue. Cook until mixture is very hot, but do not boil, about 3 minutes.
Add the chopped Chao, a small handful at a time, stirring well between each addition until mostly melted and thickened before adding the next handful. The mixture will be almost smooth once the last handful has been added. To get the fondue velvety smooth, carefully pour into a blender. Season to taste with salt, pepper and nutmeg and blend on low for about 30 seconds until perfectly creamy and smooth. The fondue will thicken as it cools so transfer to a fondue pot with a low flame to keep warm. Serve with long fondue forks to dip with any of your chosen dippers.