Adding Flavor to Your Cheese Fondue
The traditional cheese fondue recipe can be flavored with many different herbs or spices according to your own taste. Here are a few suggestions you might want to try.
Dry Mustard or Grey Poupon Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon gives a nice zing
Nutmeg – 1 pinch adds an earthy, nutty flavor
White Pepper – 3-4 squeezes from a pepper mill are ideal
Onion – If you really like onion, try this! In a fry pan, saute 1/4 cup onions until they begin to carmelize. Lower your heat and add your wine and lemon mixture for 2 minutes. Strain out the onions and pour out your wine mixture into your fondue pot. Begin adding your cheese as usual. Or, add a pinch of onion powder to your mixture.
Garlic – Use fresh garlic on the inside of your pot before adding your cheese, or add a pinch of powdered garlic to your cheese for added flavor. You can also add 1 diced clove of fresh garlic to your sauted onion and wine mixture then strain before transfering to your fondue pot.
Italian spices and tomato paste – Mix in 1 teaspoon of italian spices with 3-4 tablespoons of tomate paste for a nice italian flavor. Try adding the onion and garlic mixture too!