Looks like this fellow can haz some cheez.
I make fondue about once a year, usually on New Year’s Eve. (I’d make it more often, but it is a meal that consists of a vat of cheese. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)
I always try a different recipe and this is the first that I made that had Havarti in it. This is a very good, flavorful, boozy version. Yum.
Hearty Havarti Cheese Fondue
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
8 oz Gruyère cheese, shredded
8 oz Swiss cheese, shredded
8 oz Havarti cheese, shredded
1/4 cup flour
2 to 3 cups dry white wine
1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
Dippers such as cubed crusty bread, apple slices, potato chunks, broccoli florets etc.
1. Toss the cheese with the flour, pepper and nutmeg.
2. Rub the interior of a medium saucepan with the peeled garlic.
3. Place wine in a saucepan and bring just to a simmer. Add the cheese mixture, one handful at a time and stir frequently.
4. Transfer the cheese mixture to the fondue pot and you are ready for dipping.
Serves 4 to 6
Recipe from Convivium 1997 (A culinary newsletter that I used to subscribe to that is no longer around. The pre-internet food “blogs”.)
We’ve played some Cheesy songs before, actually in my 3rd post ever. (If you do check out that post, be sure to watch the Will Ferrell video in the comments section. Hilarious.)
But, Fondue screams for cheesy music. Here are a few more in my collection. Honestly, how did these songs get into my iTunes? How?
Remember this one?
Oooh, the cheese!
Hurricane Smith-Oh Babe, What Would You Say?
Alright, this is one helluva cheesy song, but when the woman starts to sing. Now THAT is cheese.
Paul Anka-Having My Baby
I’m including this video because it has so many cheesy elements to it. I’ll have you know that I won a Halloween costume contest my freshman year of college wearing that pillow head get up. However, my arms were up above my head and I looked much more pulled together…even wore a button down and neck tie under my pillow head. A class act. But, I couldn’t drink.
Another related thing…There is a car in my town with a bumper sticker that reads “What if the Hokey Pokey is what it’s all about?” I smile every time I see it and then I turn myself around.
Okay kids, if you make it through the whole 3:27 minutes you should be eligible for some sort of prize.
Check out Paul Anka and buy the music on his Website. He’s currently on tour in the USA with tickets available.
You can buy Hurricane Smith’s music here.
Oops, I mean Cheers!
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